Know Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium,
which will hold volleyball events during the Beijing Olympics 2008. Know
the venue, its location and seating capacity.
Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
||Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium, a
distinguished indoor arena, is holding the Olympic Games volleyball
events. The venue is a fine example of the principles of Green
Olympics, High-tech Olympics and People's Olympics. It would also
host the goal ball competition in the Paralympics. The 5,000-seat
facility spans some 20,000 square meters.
Design of the venue reflects environmental-friendly, water-saving
and energy-saving features. Three layers of insulation materials
help in energy savings. These would absorb noise from potentially
heavy rains during competitions. During the day, the venue would not
any type of artificial lighting. It would make the most of natural
light let in through multiple windows and skylights.
State-of-the-art technology has been used for developing the
gymnasium. For example, for building the roof, a material has been
used which reduces the use of steel and results in a sturdy
The venue features disabled-friendly features like barrier-free
facilities that could accommodate even the disabled athletes and
spectators. Over-sized toilet facilities could accommodate wheel
chairs. Dumm drifts have been put between the competition venues and
major functional rooms to assist visually impaired athletes. A
special elevator has been installed in the north-east corner of the
stadium to them. Wall corners have been wrapped with soft materials
so that the disabled could not get hurt.
The traffic surrounding the venue extends in all directions. It
falls on the route of many intra-city buses. You could also take
taxi or your own car to the place. The venue has enough parking
facilities to accommodate the visitors' vehicles.
Prior to Olympics, the venue hosted Volleyball China Club
Tournament as a part of Good Luck Beijing events. It has also hosted
the preliminary competitions of the Olympic volleyball.