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Aptly nicknamed the 'Bird's Nest' for its likeness, this architectural wonder was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Seating a whopping 91,000 fans, the center now hosts a variety of entertainment, from performing arts, concerts, sports games and much more. The vast arena has quickly become a symbol of Beijing's venture into modernity.
The Fencing Hall is located inside the National Convention Center and will serve as home base for the fencing events during the Summer 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. It will also serve as a venue in the Modern Pentathlon. With 14 fencing strips, a warm-up room, stands for thousands of fans, a television broadcasting room, and lounge and shower facilities, this is indeed a fencing heaven. After the games, the facility will become a conference center and banquet center. There are also numerous features aimed at lowering the environmental impact of the hall including increase in energy savings and water conservation.
The Beijing Olympic Green Convention Centre (BOGCC), also known as the National Convention Center, was inaugurated in August 2008, for the Beijing Summer Olympics. The spectacular Olympic events unfolded at this venue and enthralled spectators and viewers worldwide. The massive center covers an area of 2,70,00 square meters. The imposing building, made of glass, stands in the midst of a huge arena that is used for sporting extravaganzas. The excellent media facilities in the center are truly commendable. The Fencing Hall is a special attraction within the convention center. Post the Olympics, the center also began to be used as an exhibition center.
This high tech venue will be used to host gymnastics and handball events for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The 80,900-square meter (870,800 square foot) building features a "glass curtain" wall which conceals over 1000 photovoltaic solar panels which help provide renewable energy for the building. After the 2008 Olympics have reached their conclusion the facility will be open to the public for use as a gym. The National Indoor Stadium is an unmatched venue for sporting events and competitions, and cultural functions as well.
A swimming, diving and water polo venue for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, this architectural wonder has 6000 permanent seats and 11,000 temporary seats. It is known as the "Water Cube" for its striking exterior appearance, which is not only visually stunning, but functional as well. Special membrane technology coating the building utilizes more solar power and less energy, while the interior is equally stunning and environmentally conscious as the water is recycled.
The Yingdong Natatorium, initially constructed decades earlier, was substantially redesigned and improved upon for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics as a venue for water polo and the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon. Among the improvements engineers made, were an automated skylight, and a hi-tech sound-proofing system that eliminates the confusing two-second audio delay that annoyed athletes and broadcasters alike. The center covers an area of 44,635 square meters (480,500 square feet) and can seat almost 5000 fans.
This space-age facility received a miraculous make-over for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as it's serving as a venue for the modern pentathlon. The stadium rennovation increased capacity to 40,000 spectators. The Olympic Sports Center Stadium is well equipped with broadcast speakers, color screen LEDs, functional rooms and everything required for a good stadium. After the Olympics, the stadium is slated to be used for track and field as well as football, but is also suitable for a number of other sports.
The Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium was constructed in the late 1980s for use in the Asian Games of 1990, but was refurbished for use in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, during which, it will primarily host handball events. The seats are painted a delicate coat of lavender to offset the gray of the walls and create a serene setting for spectators. Energy conservation was also a consideration in the re-design of this 47,410-square meter (510,000-square foot) center. Post-Games, the center will be used for training by Chinese national teams and will also be partially open to the public.
The spacious Olympic Green Tennis Center was designed as a venue for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. From afar, the tennis center resembles flower petals, while the gray finish represents the harmony between architecture and nature. The main venue has a seating capacity of 10,000 spectators, designed with amenities to suit large crowds.
This carefully-landscaped playing field was built as a temporary field hockey venue for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Hockey became an Olympic sport in 1908, and the 100-year anniversary of the event's inclusion is sure to provide a treat to the players who get to compete on such an open and attractive playing field.
Beijing International Tennis Centre is located near the Temple of Heaven in the important Chongwen district of Beijing. This venue hosts international tennis fixtures as well as local Chinese tennis tournaments. The surface is hard and tests the player's skill and talent to the core. The facilities at the center can also be availed by people, both members and non-members. Membership charges vary. Call for more information on matches and other details.
This spectator-friendly field was designed as a temporary archery venue for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The stands are 14 meters high, which is the steepest incline for any of the Beijing outdoor arena stands, guaranteeing everyone a great view of the thin arrows slicing through the air. The venue, which includes three different fields, is also utilizing recycled water, in conjunction with China's attempt to make the games more environmentally friendly.