CNCCII opens as a smart venue with the latest technology

CNCCII’s technology team strives to create a fully integrated technology capability that will help create an intelligent framework for venues to deliver new and better experiences for event organizers and visitors.

That National Convention Center of ChinaPhase 2 (CNCC-II), which served as the main media center (MMC) for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, is on track to assume its next role as China’s leading international convention center.

Located in the heart of Beijing Olympic Central Precinct, CNCCII is surrounded by Beijing’s iconic Olympic landmarks – Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), National Aquatic Center (The water cube) and National Speed ​​Skating Oval. Scheduled to open in early 2025, CNCCII will be a smart venue designed to adapt to changing customer needs.

CNCCII’s technology team strives to create a fully integrated technology capability that will help create an intelligent framework for venues to deliver new and better experiences for event organizers and visitors.

“Technology will be at the heart of every interaction CNCCII – from marketing and selling the center, to planning and hosting events, to delivering the ultimate visitor experience.” says Rod Kamleshwaran, CNCCII Pre-Opening Advisor.

CNCC-II used a full lifecycle BIM application throughout the construction period. With the finest information granularity of Forward BIM design, the use of BIM in CNCCII is considered to be one of the most versatile applications among projects currently under construction in China. BIM provides an intelligent digital representation of buildings to support various activities. It has been used in the design, architecture and construction phases and will play a synergistic role throughout the CNCCII life cycle.

CNCCII will provide a digital scene platform and a platform for intelligent event applications based on 5G, cloud computing, the Internet of Things and other technological innovations.

When entering the VIP atrium of the CNCCII, the huge LED screen with a height of 25 mx 18 m and a resolution of 8K cannot be missed. This makes this convention center the first in China to offer a digital display of this scale with vivid colors and wider viewing angles. This provides events with up to 450m² of digital space to display messages, agendas, sponsor logos, visual storytelling and more immersive experiences for attendees.

The state-of-the-art electronic variable sound system means professional sound quality suitable for concerts, operas, fashion shows and other entertainment events at the CNCCII, delivering unforgettable experiences.

CNCCII’s digital twin management platform will bridge the gap between facilities and operations, delivering a better event experience and efficiency.

The AR Indoor Wayfinding System enables users to use their smartphones to find their way in and around the CNCCII’s 420,000 square meters through dynamic and continuous location guidance. This technology makes the experience in the CNCCII’s huge space stress-free and easy. Upon arrival, visitors are conveniently guided by the events program to their meeting rooms. It will enhance the indoor experience in this large venue while contributing to safer environments – from helping visitors locate emergency exits in urgent scenarios to efficiently placing visitors in the center to avoid overcrowding.

CNCCII’s virtual meeting setup tool takes the guesswork out of planning by allowing organizers to select their desired room layouts and then preview the overall layout with the number of people that can be accommodated. This tool helps reduce setup time, improve circulation, and control crowds.

A Metaverse replica of CNCCII will make site inspections faster and easier, dramatically reducing time and resources spent on site. This VR technology means the center can be explored while interacting with the venue vendors. Designers can simply use their laptop or put on a VR headset and go from a flat screen experience to an immersive one, interacting with an environment and the people in it. Planners can also customize their desired space in the Metaverse replica to fit the needs of each event.

The development goal of Beijing’s Olympic Central Precinct is to become a dynamic, vibrant, environmentally friendly center for sports, business events, commerce, tourism, cultural exchange and technological innovation, and to strengthen Beijing’s position as an international exchange center in China.

Designed by a French architect Christian of Portzamparc, along with curtain wall design studio T/E/S/S (France), curtain wall consultancy agency RFR (France), visual system designer Kenya Hara, hotel interior design studio Yabu & Puchelberg, principal lighting designer Kaoru Mende and roof garden creator Shamsan Gang-Serlingen and Acoustics Consultant Müller – BBM. The CNCCII is well on the way to realizing this vision.


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