Wuhan University Gymnasium, which will be put into use this September, will become the largest university gymnasium in China and the venue for the badminton games of the 7th Military World Games organized by the International Military Sports Council.
The gymnasium is located at the west gate of Wuhan University. From the air, it resembles a book spreading out and downwards. The main structure has been completed and is currently undergoing interior decoration.
The project comprises a competition hall, a training hall and some supporting facilities. The gymnasium has 8,200 seats.
In order to meet the needs of the 7th Military World Games and to accommodate various types of athletic activities in the future, the venue is equipped with a smart skylight. The skylight can turn itself on and off according to the indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. It can also provide a wide range of natural lighting, making the structure environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient.