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Watercube – Beijing

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Building: “Watercube” National Aquatics Center
Location: Olympic Park, Beijing, China
Architect: PTW
Architect of Record: CCDI
Engineering: ARUP
Client: People’s Government of Beijing Municipality
Completed 2008

AE Interests: Skeletal structure resembles biological cells and soap bubbles, clad with ethyl tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE).  `

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Written by Alan Del Olmo

August 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Posted in Built

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  1. This has been renovated by the Toronto-based design firm Forrec into a water park.

    See details at Arch Daily:

    Eleanor Reynolds

    August 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm

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