The Beijing University of Technology (BUT) Gymnasium is the only Olympic venue located in Beijings 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 worlds 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.