A reporter from Beijing Dailylearned from the Office of the Urban Operation and Environmental Protection Group of the Beijing Operation Guarantee Headquarters for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics and the Yanqing District Government, the iconic landscape project of the Winter Olympics in Yanqing District-Dafutuo solar tower renovation project has started construction recently. The project will install a streamer-shaped decoration around the original solar tower, and set the Olympic ring logo on the top of the tower. It is expected to be completed by the end of January 2022.
It is understood that the Dafutuo solar tower is a key project of the "Eleventh Five-Year" National High-tech Research and Development Plan. The building is a reinforced concrete structure with a height of 119.45 meters, a roof section diameter of 20.4 meters, and a waist diameter of 17.1 meters. It Is currently the largest and tallest building in Yanqing area of Beijing. At the same time, the Dafutuo solar tower is located 580 meters west of the Yanqing entrance and exit of the Winter Olympics connecting line from Beijing to Chongli district of Zhangjiakou city. The Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway, which runs east-west at 1,200 meters to the north, can be seen in the form of a complete solar tower from moving trains, and within 5 kilometers of the solar tower. In addition, the Dafutuo solar tower echoes the Winter Olympics venue on Xiaohaituo Mountain, and the relationship between it as the main symbol and the overall environment of Yanqing district of Beijing can be completely overlooked from the mountain.
Yanqing district is known as the "Ice, Snow and Summer Capital". It is an important leisure resort in Beijing and the main venue for the Winter Olympics. The shape and height of the Dafutuo solar tower has a symbolic role in Yanqing area. As a symbol tower for the Winter Olympics, it can achieve twice the result with half the effort. Its superior geographical location also has a unique advantage as a symbol tower for the Winter Olympics.
According to reports, as the iconic landscape of the Beijing Winter Olympics, based on the concept of "Green Olympics" and "Science and Technology", the planning and design of the Dafutuo solar tower renovation project follows a simple and atmospheric style and presents the elements of the ice and snow Olympics. The design uses the original shape of the tower and takes the artistic form of "ice sculpture" as the source of inspiration. The steel structure and ETFE film are used to create a spiral of streamers like ice and snow crystals along the six sides of the tower, presenting a crystal clear ice crystal feeling under the sunlight. On the top of the tower is a giant three-dimensional Olympic five-ring logo with a height of 17 meters and a width of 38 meters, which presents a commemorative trophy form as a whole with the logo tower. The project is expected to be completed by the end of January 2022.