Here is information regarding Beijing University
of Technology Gymnasium, venue for badminton and rhythmic gymnastics
events in Beijing Olympics 2008.
Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium
||Beijing University of Technology, Chaoyang District,
||Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics
Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium,
located at the campus of Beijing University of Technology of
Chaoyang District in Beijing. The venue would Badminton and Rhythmic
Gymnastics events in the Beijing Olympics 2008. The gymnasium
includes a competition hall and a warm-up hall.
Four building floors are above ground while one is below ground.
The venue has the world's largest prestressed suspension dome
ceiling 93 m in diameter. Advanced ventilation and air conditioning
system have been deployed in the gymnasium, helping the venue gain
the standards set by International Badminton Federation (IBF) and
Gymnastics Federation. The IBF standard is a constant room
temperature of 26 degrees Celsius, with the wind speed no higher
than 0.2 m/s. The standard has been met in the gymnasium.
Several energy-saving and environmental-friendly methods have been
used in the making of the gymnasium like rainwater recycling,
ground-source heating in the winter, and a water-source heat pump
for cooling in the summer.
The gymnasium has the seating capacity of 7,508 seats. Of these,
5,767 are permanent while the rest are temporary. The temporary
seats would be removed after the Olympics.
Building area of the venue is 24,383 sq m. Gymnasium land area is
6,6124 sq m. The steel used in producing the dome weighs less than
1,200 tons, averaging 60 kg per sq m. The parking lot at the venue
has the place for 243 cars.
After the games, the venue would serve as an important cultural
legacy for the University of Technology. It would serve both the
school and society. The place would serve as the school's activity
center, as a recreation center for the neighborhood residents, and
as a training base for the national badminton team.