Shougang’s giant platform is an industrial Disney

2022-04-30 0 By

German magazine Der Spiegel recently published an article praising shougang’s platform as an architectural example of the Venue of the Winter Olympics, and calling it an “industrial Disneyland”, arguing that it is reasonable, appropriate and sustainable to use the abandoned industrial park to develop winter sports.Skiing photos with cooling towers and steel facilities in the background may seem “wrong” to some, but they are in fact the perfect place for Olympic sports, der Spiegel magazine said in a recent article titled “Sports facilities in Beijing’s industrial Park: The destination of the Olympics.”In the industrialization process of the International Olympic Movement, shougang’s big jump platform conforms to such a trend, integrating the abandoned industrial park into a new form of business, the article said.While it may seem surreal to wrap the stadium in an industrial landscape, steel production has long since vanished, transforming it into an industrial Disneyland.Compared with other sports facilities that pretend to blend in with nature, the view of shougang’s platform is more authentic.If the choice is between a forest and a cooling tower, the answer is no doubt, not even hesitation.Source Xinhua News Agency editor Kang Dian process editor Liu Weili