National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) – – – One of the Landmark Buildings of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) ,Beijing

Figure 1:National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) ,Beijing

National Aquatics Center and the National Stadium, Beijing

Figure 2:National Aquatics Center and the National Stadium, Beijing

Also known as “water cube” , National Aquatics Center is located in the west of Beijing Olympic Park, with the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) lie on both sides of the northern end of Beijing’s central axis respectively, together forming new landmarks of this historical and cultural city.

Water Cube and Bird's Nest, Beijing

Figure 3:Water Cube and Bird’s Nest, Beijing

The design scheme of Water Cube is the “Water Cube” ([H2O]3) scheme of the global design competition, the construction started in December 2003, completed in January 2008.

the inside of National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)

Figure 4:the Inside of National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)

The total construction area of Water Cube is 80,000 square meters, of which the construction area of the underground part is not less than 15,000 square meters, the length, width and height of the building are 177 meters, 177 meters and 30 meters respectively.

The Interior decoration of National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)

Figure 5:The Interior Decoration of National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)

During the 2008 Olympic Games, swimming, diving and other events were held here.

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