Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium

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The Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium is shaped like a “batfish". Its design reflects the values of a Green Olympics through environmental-friendly features, such as the three layers of insulation materials which contribute to energy savings and absorb noise from potentially heavy rains during competitions. The venue makes the most of natural light let in through multiple windows and skylights, practically eliminating the need for artificial lighting indoors during the day. The venue's new warm-up facilities also incorporate water-saving and energy-saving features. The venue also features barrier-free facilities that accommodate both athletes and spectators with a disability.

Seating: 4,000

Olympic events: Volleyball