Olympics
Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium is a venue for Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium hosting Judo and Taekwondo events in Beijing Olympics 2008.

Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium

Location Beijing University
Events Judo, Taekwondo
Total land surface 23,993 sq m
Seating Capacity 8,024


Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium is an indoor venue developed for hosting Judo and Taekwondo events in the 29th Olympiad. Located on the campus of the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, the venue comprises a main gymnasium and a 50 m X 25 m standard-sized swimming pool. Construction of the site started on October 2005 and was completed in August 2007. The venue has been designed by the Tsinghua University Architectural Design & Research Institute.

Seating Capacity
The seating capacity of the gymnasium is 8,024 seats, including 3,956 temporary ones. 4,068 seats are permanent. The seats are such that the spectators are such that the spectators would have no problem sitting there for long time. The wheelchair seat area would cater to the disabled.

Architecture
The venue has been designed to complement its green surroundings. The gymnasium has been developed in such a way that it takes full advantage of sunlight, rainwater, fresh air, and other renewable resources to address the power, air conditioning, and water supply requirements. The place has a solar-powered hot water system, an adjustable frequency air conditioning system, and a reclaimed water system.

The prime feature of the gymnasium is the installation of 148 fiber optic light pipes. On days with proper sunlight, the light pipes would meet the lighting needs for sports training in the gymnasium. At night, the light pipes would create an attractive nightscape effect.

Statistics
The gymnasium covers an area of 2.38 hectares and the total floor space of construction reaches 24,662 square metres.

Post Games
When the Olympic Games are over, the gymnasium would be used to host sport competitions, art performances, and cultural activities. It will also continue to serve the university campus. The gymnasium will serve as a comprehensive indoor center for various sports activities, aquatics and fitness training, and will also be suitable for indoor athletic competitions.