On December 12, the construction commencement ceremony of SJTU Zhiyuan Natatorium was held on SJTU Minhang Campus.
Deputy Governor of Minhang District Cai Xiaoqing, SJTU Chairperson Ma Dexiu, President Zhang Jie and Vice President Xu Fei were present. The ceremony was hosted by Vice President Wu Dan. All the distinguished guests initiated the construction work together.
In his speech, President Zhang Jie expressed that the new regional development mode based on the Three-area-linkage Cooperation had already achieved great success. When the time comes, Zhiyuan Natatorium will be running all year long. Besides meeting the needs of the university education, it will also serve the surrounding schools and communities.
Deputy Governor Cai Xiaoqing hoped that by the opportunity of the construction and opening of Zhiyuan Natatorium, the relevant departments and neighborhoods in Minhang District could work together with SJTU, to contribute more for the training of sports talents, the development of sports career, the popularization of mass sports, and the healthy lifestyle of citizens.
The new natatorium has an overall floorage of 10422 square meters, with the combination of white aluminum plates and glass curtain walls on the building facades. Inside, there will be swimming area, fitness activity area, equipment room and commons.