|Total land surface
||23,993 sq m
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.
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.
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
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
The gymnasium covers an area of 2.38 hectares and the total floor
space of construction reaches 24,662 square metres.
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.