MPC and IBC for Sochi Winter Olympics 2014
The Winter Olympics in 2014, scheduled to take place at Sochi, Russia have planned to construct the highest quality, cutting-edge media facilities to ensure the coverage of the Winter Games across the globe to millions of people through broadcasting, online, newswire, print and other media.
The Main Media Centre (MMC) would be built in the Imeretinskaya Valley along Sochi s Mediterranean-style coastline. It would be strategically located at the Imeretinskaya cluster about 5 km away from the airport and coastal venues and its distance from the mountain venues farthest away would be around 60 km. The media centres, accommodation as well as the venues would be interconnected through shuttle bus service.
A single purpose-built structure, the Main Media Centre (MMC), would be house to the Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). It would be built on a minimum area of 70 thousand square metres. A fully equipped sub media centre would also be there to serve the mountain cluster in Sochiís Krasnaya Polyana region. The latter would be accompanied by a 500-room resort centre for accommodation of broadcasting staff.
Sochi 2014 proposes to work in close tandem with the IOC to capitalise on the converging television and media technologies to ensure that the Sochi 2014 thrives to be the best connected and most watched in the history of Winter Olympics. The land for the construction of MMC has been provided by the State government. The funding of the project would be done by "Federal Target Programme for the Development of Sochi" who has promised a US$ 11.7 billion investment for the development of the Sochi region. Common support facilities will be built out in the final configurations. The IBC and MPC would be open to and be configurable, according to the requirements of Press Operations and the OBO.
Post the Asian Games, it would be converted into a shopping and entertainment mall.
|Project Name||MMC for Sochi 2014|
|Estimated Investment||To be financed through FTP from a total of US$ 11.7 billion for the development of Sochi township|
|Capacity||70 thousand square metres|
|Key Players||Sochi 2014; FTP|