China National Convention Center

Building in Beijing, China
39°59′53.46″N 116°23′01.22″E / 39.9981833°N 116.3836722°E / 39.9981833; 116.3836722Coordinates: 39°59′53.46″N 116°23′01.22″E / 39.9981833°N 116.3836722°E / 39.9981833; 116.3836722Opened2008[1]ManagementCNCCTechnical detailsFloor count8
2 below ground[2]Floor area270,000 m2 (2,900,000 sq ft)Design and constructionArchitectRMJMStructural engineerArupMain contractorBeijing North StarWebsitecnccchina

The China National Convention Center, previously known as the Olympic Green Convention Center[3] (simplified Chinese: 国家会议中心; traditional Chinese: 國家會議中心; pinyin: Guójiā Huìyì Zhōngxīn) is a convention center located in the Olympic Green in Beijing.

History

The fencing hall at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
China National Convention Center Phase 2

It was designed by RMJM and was originally used for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. It covers an area of 270,000 square metres. It was one of the four principal buildings of the Olympic Green.

The convention center served as the competition spot for the fencing, and the shooting and fencing parts of the modern pentathlon events in the 2008 Summer Olympics and the boccia and wheelchair fencing events at the 2008 Summer Paralympics.

The International Broadcast Centre was located in this venue. and will be used again for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Transportation

The nearest subway station is Aolinpike Gongyuan (Olympic Park) station (exit E) on Line 8 and Line 15 of Beijing Subway.[4]

References

  1. ^ [1] China National Convention Center Originally accessed 27 July 2015
  2. ^ [2] RMJM Portfolio, RMJM, Originally Accessed July 27, 2015
  3. ^ Beijing Olympics, Beijing2008.cn profile
  4. ^ http://www.cnccchina.com/en/About/ CNCC China National Convention Center, originally accessed July 27, 2015

External links

Media related to China National Convention Center at Wikimedia Commons

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