Most Exicting Venues of Beijing Olympics 2008

The Beijing University of Technology (BUT) Gymnasium is the only Olympic venue located in Beijing’s southeastern area. It will serve as the Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics venue.

With a building area of 24,383 sq m, the BUT Gymnasium has seating capacity for 7,500. The gymnasium includes a competition hall and a warm-up hall.

A world record in suspension dome structures – The BUT Gymnasium boasts the world’s largest prestressed suspension dome ceiling 93 m in diameter. Also, the steel used in producing the structure weighs less than 1,200 tons, averaging 60 kg per sq m.

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