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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, China

The Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium is seen in Beijing, Sunday, July 6, 2008. Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium will host badminton and rhythmic gymnastics competitions for the Beijing Olympic Games, which open Aug 8. (AP Photo/Beijing Tourism Administration, HO). Post-Games function: The Gym will provide spaces for activities of students and faculty, whilst facilitating the training of the badminton teams affiliated with the International Badminton Federation and the General Administration of Sports. The gymnasium will occassionally be open to the public.bus architecture
Located on the site of the University of Technology, in the Chaoyang District in Beijing, China, the venue is the only one being used for the 2008 Olympics to be situated in the south east of the city.
Olympic officials are keen to point out that the venue boasts the ‘largest pre-stressed suspension dome ceiling in the world’ with the impressive roof spanning 93 metres in diameter.
A main competition hall and a warm-up hall occupy the 24,383 square metres of the gymnasium, with a seating capacity of 7,500 fans who will come to watch the rhythmic gymnastics and badminton competitors fighting it out for Olympic glory.


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