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Olympic Games Projects & Sports Facilities

International Broadcasting Centre (I.B.C.)

KEY INFORMATION
Project Building Projects
Type Olympic Games Projects & Sports Facilities
Location Athens, Greece

Design and construction of the premises that accommodated the approx. 100 radio and TV stations and 10,000 journalists working and broadcasting during the 2004 Olympic Games. The building is situated just east of the Olympic Sports Complex (O.A.K.A.), towards Kifissias Ave. It includes an underground car park, studio facilities, restaurant and offices. The load-bearing basement structure was made of reinforced concrete, while the infrastructure is made of structural steelwork elements. The specific requirements for the Olympic Games involved temporary overlay work (indoor arrangements, stronger cooling and electrical loads, etc.) as well as operation support and maintenance work during this period. The building covers a total area of 132,000m2, its construction required 110,000m3 of concrete, and the total weight of the steel load-bearing structure is 10,300 tons. The building has 1,600 underground parking spaces. During the Games air conditioning installations were required to meet a capacity of 7,200 tons, 36,000 KVA electrical power capacity, and 25,000 KVA back-up electrical power from generators.