Stresses that the frames of the beds in the Villa of the Athletes In this year's Olympic Games they will be cardboard.
«Those beds can support up to 200 kilos «, Explained Takashi Kitajima, the general manager of the Athletes' Village, speaking through an interpreter. “That's around 440 pounds, and surely no Olympic athlete weighs so much. They are stronger than wooden beds »,
As well the possibility of a wild celebration was taken into account after, for example, a gold medal victory. "Of course, the wood and cardboard would break if you jumped on them," he said.
100% recyclable bed
The individual bed bases sand recycle in paper products after the games. The mattress components (the mattresses are not made of cardboard) will be recycled into plastic products.
The mattress is divided into Three different sections and you can adjust the firmness of each.
The idea was to use materials that could be remade after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. But the frames and cardboard supports should give the rooms a Spartan look.
The works of the complex will be completed in June
The organizers showed the beds and some other furniture at their headquarters on Thursday. The entire Athletes Village complex will be completed in June. The Olympics begin on July 24, followed by the Paralympics on August 25.
"The organizing committee was thinking about recyclable items, and the bed was one of the ideas," said Kitajima, who credits Airweave Inc., a local Olympic sponsor, for the execution.
The organizers say that this is the first time that the beds and bedding in the Athlete's Villa are made of renewable materials.
The Athlete's Village will be built next to Tokyo Bay with 18,000 beds for the Olympic Games and will consist of 21 apartment towers. It is still planned to build more buildings in the coming years.