> Complex Gymnasium of Beijing Foreign Studies University
Location Haidian District, Beijing
Floor Area 19,209m2
Design Time 2005
Completion Time 2008
Complex Gymnasium of Beijing Foreign Studies University
A narrow site brings out the vertical stacked space composition: the comprehensive gymnasium and the natatorium are on the first floor; the training gym lies to the east of the comprehensive gym, they can merge together or separate for flexible uses; fitting room and artistic club seated above the swimming pool. Two grand arcades with 4-story height and 2.7mwidth obscure the straight edge of the huge massing. The outdoor stairs are considered to be three-dimensional paths for communication and resting. Its design continues the themes of the existing building –YifuBuilding, which is not far away, combining the simple forms with the same vocabulary and color.