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MCM Group’s Cooperating Relationship with EIIDC

MCMGroup International has set up close cooperation relationship with EIIDC. Ecological Committee is set up by a dozen of ministries and commissions under the State Council; the area they focused is ecological industries.

With abundant experience in sustainable building and green environment in construction industry, EIIDC consider MCMGroup as a strong technical support as technical predominance of MCMGroup can help EIIDC practice in different areas. A lot of projects of MCMGroup had been recommended as typical sustainable samples by EIIDC and had been put into Bulletin board and shown to all members and partners of EIIDC.

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MCM to Design Redevelopment of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace

At the invitation of the Beijing Haidian Urban Planning Bureau as well as the Old Summer Palace Management Commission, MCM Group International has received approval for its proposed development plans for Beijing’s Old Summer Palace.

Extolled as the “Garden of Gardens,” the Old Summer Palace – Yuanmingyuan – was destroyed in 1860 by troops from a coalition of eight countries that included Britain and France. The structures are nearly all gone but the gardens remain, in basic shape and form, and the area is now a public park.

“Cultural preservation of the site has to be seen in the context of the entire garden quarter of western Beijing,” said Michael C. Mitchell, CEO of MCM Group International. “The guiding principle for the park’s development is to transform the lakes and streams and plant trees on a large scale, while accentuating the importance of the historical ruins as a prominent feature of Yuanmingyuan and to do so in the context of responsible sustainability.”

Mitchell’s vision includes a world-class amphitheater, which retells the story of the gardens; a cultural lifestyle collage that showcases the arts, crafts and foods of Beijing; and an ultra-luxury boutique hotel modeled on the layout of traditional Chinese temples. As with all of their projects, MCM Group International’s design first considers the economic feasibility and then thoughtfully layers sustainability and aesthetics into the design plans.

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Mitchell Addresses Beijing’s Tourism Bureau

MCM Group CEO Michael C. Mitchell, along with leaders and key officials from 18 district and county tourism bureaus, were invited by Beijing Municipal Tourism Bureau to attend the Tourism Planning Achievement Summary and Commendation.

 

Mitchell spoke about tourism planning and attractions management brought international tourism development concepts to the audience. An internationally recognized destination, lifestyle and community planner, Mitchell has contributed to more than 2,000 projects in 59 countries over this 35-year career. Among his most well-known successes was serving as Group Vice-President of the Los Angeles Olympics. He also served as a senior planning consultant to six other Olympic Games, four World Fairs, and has worked with many of the largest leisure, recreation and property development companies in the world, as well as dozens of national and city governments.

 

Mitchell has been a leader in ‘green’ initiatives throughout his career from work in the early 1970’s planning the first residential community with a fully recycled gray water system to current work on self-sustaining communities in Europe and China.