SWA Group, one of the world’s leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firms, is the international planner and landscape architect for the design-build team, led by Taeyoung, that created the facilities at the heart of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
These facilities include the Ski Jumping Stadium where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place, and adjacent Cross Country and Biathlon stadia and courses, all connected by a curving promenade that will make attending the Olympics an exciting people experience with simple transportation logistics.
SWA, in collaboration with Space Group architects of Seoul, pursued an aggressively compact solution that sculpted the K125 and K98 ski jumps with minimal grading, married a Biathlon stadium with a pre-existing Biathlon shooting range, and fit a Cross Country stadium between the two. The separate Biathlon and Cross Country courses, which include dozens of different configurations for the various Biathlon, Cross Country and Nordic Combined events, extend from the stadia into the surrounding countryside. Additional facilities include K60, K35 and K15 practice ski jumps and a three lift recreational ski area. In summer, most of the land of the Biathlon and Cross Country courses transforms into an 18-hole golf course and the stadia transform into sports fields and courts...
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