TM18 - Catalyst for Growth: 1996 Olympics and Beyond

Monday, November 18 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Level 4 Lobby « Back

Abstract Text:

Since its inception as part of the 1996 Summer Olympic games, Centennial Olympic Park has spurred more than $2 billion of economic investment in the surrounding area. This brownfield redevelopment site has been a catalyst for development and economic activity in downtown Atlanta. The 22-acre site recently completed a $27M expansion and refresh, incorporating both social and environmental considerations, including a stormwater collection system, pervious pavement, an additional acre of greenspace, public art, the PATH bicycle track, and a gated dog area. Attendees will also visit two cornerstones of the Centennial Olympic Park District - The World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. Join us to explore one of the world’s largest aquariums where roughly 99.5% of all exhibit water is recycled. The Georgia Aquarium’s energy-efficiency, conservation, and public education efforts will be featured as well. The World of Coca-Cola is a state-of-the-art, LEED Gold, museum embodying The Coca-Cola Company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and impressive world-wide sustainability initiatives. Tour attendees will also receive admission to the museum where they can engage in dynamic multimedia attractions, get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes bottling process, and taste more than 100 beverages from around the globe.

Learning Objectives:

Examine the renovation features of Centennial Olympic Park and the impact those features have on the community

Examine the value of sustainability in both the facility and the culture of Coca-Cola

Discuss the benefits of designing neighboring sites that support each other with a sustainability focus in both tourist attractions

Compare the constraints and advantages of design for interior and exterior spaces with a common goal of inspiring visitors


GBCI Credit Hours:

Event Type: Tour > Session