Designed by CSCEC International Design and Peddle Thorp Walker (PTW), The 100,000 sqm Beijing National Aquatic Centre is located alongside the Bird Nest Stadium in the Olympic Green Area. This Water Cube is prepared to be opened for the 2008 Olympics to host aquatic events. The structure is unique, it use steel space frame based on the soap geometry as well as water bubbles. The facade is covered with thin pillows of Ethylene Tetrafluoro Ethylene (ETFE) that reacts specifically to lighting and projection.
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