Hangzhou 2022's international zone will be in the middle of the Athletes' Village ©Hangzhou 2022

The organisers of the upcoming Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games have unveiled the "International Zone", a place for public activity beside the Athletes' Village for the event.

It sits right in the heart of the Asian Games Village, which also hosts technical officials and the media.

This is comprised of four individual buildings which are connected by two-storey corridors with a mile-long track passing through them.

There are also three basketball courts and one seven-a-side football pitch.

Flag-Raising Square, Village Head Courtyard and other facilities will be set up at the facility too to provide protocol reception, medical and commercial services for the national teams and the National Olympic Committees, during the Games.

Hangzhou is set to hold the Asian Games next year ©Hangzhou 2022
Hangzhou is set to hold the Asian Games next year ©Hangzhou 2022

This hub is to be situated down the centre of streets surrounded by high-rise buildings.

The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games are expected to be held under strict COVID-19 preventative restrictions.

Despite recent protests from the public in China, some form of restriction on the public is expected to continue, although its zero-tolerance policy could be scrapped.

It is set to be the third edition of the Asian Games in China, following on from Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.

The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games are scheduled to be held from September 23 to October 8 2023, postponed a year due to COVID-19.