Olympic Media Residence Modular Hotel
- Leveraging the benefits of off-site construction
- To be reused in South Korea as dorms and housing
- Steel and glass modular hotel pods add value to our world
What’s noteworthy about this construction project is that 100 percent of the building was constructed off-site via modular construction. Compared to the time it would take to build a traditional concrete building of the same scope, the construction period for the Media Residence Hotel was 18 months shorter. Since each room is a relocatable building unit, it will be moved to a different venue and recycled as another hotel or dormitory. All in all, POSCO supplied 1,405 tons of steel for the entire construction project.
Designing large-scale facilities that can be built quickly and relocated after the games is a hallmark of Olympic planners. In fact, Boston envisioned a relocatable stadium that could seat 60,000 people as noted in this post and this article.
On behalf of all of us at Triumph Modular – we send best wishes to all the athletes from around the world and wave the American Flag for the Team USA.