National Swimming Center

The National Swimming Center located alongside the Beijing National Stadium is set to become a landmark building in Beijing. The stadium will host the swiiming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo. It was designed by Australian architects Architects, PTW and the engineering group, Ove Arup.

The stadium has permanent seating for 6000 people but will hold 11,000 people for the Olympic Games. It is also known as the ‘Water Cube’ for its rectangular shape and bubble like exterior. The building uses solar energy and the water for the pool is continually recycled.

Beijing Swimming Center

Beijing Water Cube

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National swimming center Beijing

Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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