||Shijingshan District of Beijing
||45,645 square meters
Beijing Shooting Range Hall, likely to be the
venue of the first gold medal awarded at the Beijing 2008 Olympic
Games, is a magnificent shooting hall located in Shijingshan
District of Beijing.
Qualifying rounds and finals of ten shooting events at the 2008
Summer Olympics would be held at Beijing Shooting Range Hall.
Shooting events held here would consist of all 10, 25 and 50 metre
events. All shooting sports events for the 2008 Summer Paralympics
will also be held at Beijing Shooting Range Hall.
Beijing Shooting Range Hall as of today could accommodate 8,600
spectators. Of these, 2,170 seats are permanent while 6,430 seats
are removable. The qualification competition shooting range halls
can seat 6,100 and the final competition hall can seat 2,500.
Construction work on the venue started in 2004 and culminated in
2007. The shooting hall was used for a pre-Olympic test event in
April 2008 as part of the 2008 ISSF World Cup. The venue comprises
qualification competition halls, a final competition hall, a
storehouse, a room for armed police use, a heating and ventilation
equipment room, and an electric transformer room. The shooting hall
has total surface area of 45,645 square meters.
The final shooting range competition hall contains sealed 10m, 25m,
and 50m target ranges. The qualification competition hall has10m,
25m, and 50 m target ranges.
Design of Beijing Shooting Range Hall resembles a hunting bow. The
design is based on the origins of the sport of shooting - hunting in
the forest. The qualification competition halls and the final
competition hall are linked by the venue's main entrance, which is a
factor in shaping the venue as a bow.
When the Olympics are over, important international and Chinese
shooting competitions would be held in the shooting hall. It would
serve as the training base for the Chinese national shooting team
and talented youth. A section or few could be utilized as a national
defense teaching facility. Thus, even after the Olympics, the venue
would maintain its utility.