Beijing Olympic Sports Complex

The Beijing Science & Technology University Gymnasium provides accommodation for indoor sports. The largest sports hall in the complex has 2,400 m² of competition space and 8,000 seats.

Issue

During the 2008 Olympic Games the taekwondo and judo games were held in this hall, as well as the Paralympics wheelchair rugby and basketball.

China had set itself the goal of organizing the first 'green' Olympic Games. The architect W. Zhuang focused his design on an energy-efficient building.

Solution

Due to the steel frame roof with a roof construction of 8 metres and a ceiling height of 17 metres, the use of daylight initially seemed virtually impossible. Due to the extremely high reflection value of the Spectralight Infinity material in the tubes, daylight could easily be transported through the 8-metre roof construction. The obstacles in the roof were avoided with the help of bends. And with the obtained statement of use from Kiwa ISA Sport, Solatube meets the standards for indoor sports facilities of NOC * NSF. The sports halls are therefore suitable for both top athletes and educational institutions.

Customer comments

Compared to traditional daylight domes, the Solatube daylight systems have a unique advantage with a wider light angle and wide applicability. It reduces energy consumption and exceeds our environmental design goals. This ultimately benefits both athletes and spectators. 

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