Date: 9 January 2020
On December 31, with the last roof unit plate hoisted in place, the roof unit plate and facade curved curtain wall unit of The National Speed Skating Hall were all installed, finished the roof sealing and enclosure. The National Speed Skating Hall was officially unveiled!
At 13:30 p.m., a grand ceremony of " The National Speed Skating Hall Roof-Sealing and Enclosure " was held at the construction site of the project.
Wu Xiaonan, member of the Party Committee and vice President of Beijing State-owned Assets Management Co., Ltd., secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Board of Beijing National Speed Skating Hall Management Co., Ltd, Chen Daihua, secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Board of Beijing Urban Construction Group Co., Ltd., Ding Jianming, Vice-Director of Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office, Wang Gang, secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group of Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office, Liu Yuming, head of Planning Construction and Sustainability Department of The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games attended the ceremony.
The ceremony was also attended by participating units and principals of sub-supplier enterprises as well as laborers participating in the construction. Tianjin NorthGlass was awarded as excellent sub-supplier by the owner because for its outstanding performance in the construction of The National Speed Skating Hall project.
The National Speed Skating Hall project is located in the northwest of the south park of the Olympic Forest Park, adjacent to the National Tennis Center in the north. The stadium, to the east is Aolin West Road and to the west is Lincui Road. The hall, with about 12,000 seats and a building height of 33.8 meters, will undertake the speed skating competition during the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The roof-sealing and enclosure of The National Speed Skating Hall marks the completion of the 2019 goals for the construction of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing division and Yanqing division. According to the plan, The National Speed Skating Hall will be completed in June 2020 and meet the requirements of the test event. By then, The National Speed Skating Hall "Ice Ribbon", The National Stadium "Bird's Nest" and The National Aquatics Center "Water Cube" will form the landmark complex of the world's first "double Olympics city".
The facade of The National Speed Skating Hall is made up of 3,360 curved glass units, each with a different curvature. At the same time, outside the curtain wall, there are 22 "ice ribbons" that hovering high and low, like floating around. Through close observation, we can also see that the transparent glass of the "ice ribbon" facade is decorated with white patterns like ice crystals, which seems to be covered with a crystal clear ice coat.
The person in charge of the general contractor of Beijing Urban Construction Group Co., Ltd. introduced that many construction techniques and technologies, such as the facade curved curtain wall and roof cable net structure of The National Speed Skating Hall, are innovative in China. The production and technical personnel of Tianjin NorthGlass worked day and night to successfully break through a number of technical difficulties.
In early September, that is, 60 days after placing the order, NorthGlass successfully completed the supply of glass for The National Speed Skating Hall of the Olympic Winter Games. The National Speed Skating Hall is equipped with "Ice Ribbon" glass above the second floor- Small radius curved arc color-glazed laminated glass and coated tempered insulating energy-saving glass.
The arc facade curtain wall is assembled by Low-E energy-saving positive and negative bending, insulating tempered glass and coated tempered insulating energy-saving glass. The three configurations of glass sheets are different in shape and form a perfect curved curtain wall system after installation.
Looking forward to the future, after the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, The National Speed Skating Hall "Ice Ribbon" is expected to become a new sports complex with ice and snow sports as its prominent feature, a new landmark for people to experience the beautiful life in winter, and a "China plan" for the sustainable utilization of the "Ice Ribbon" to the world.
With the enterprise philosophy of "innovation is endless and hard work will win", NorthGlass has been highly recognized by the owner and the construction party through the high standard and high quality acceptance of customers. NorthGlass once again hand in hand with the Olympic Games, present for the motherland and cheer for the people!