The magnanimous structure takes the pride of being one of the finest examples of modern architecture. Situated alongside the Birds Nest in the Olympic Green, covering an area of nearly 80,000 sq meter with a sitting arrangement of 17,000. The National Aquatic centre will host all swimming competitions, Diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. The giant building of National Aquatic Centre was designed by the consortium of PTW Architects, CSCEC (China State Construction and Engineering Corporation), Arup and CSCEC Shenzhen Design Institute which later won International design award for the design of National Aquatic Centre. The structural design of Water Cube is based on the natural formation of soap bubbles- a research undertaken by Weaire and Phelan (Physics Professors) about the arrangement of soap bubbles in an infinite array, will give you an underwater experience.
The magnificent structure is a master-piece not only by its looks but also because of the techniques used in building it. The interiors of the Aquatic Centre, which is crafted in a way to save energy costs by 30%, which by all means leave a strong impression on the proclamation of Green Olympic. So, set your feet to Beijing Olympic 2008 and experience the modern structural art at National Aquatic Centre or go deep inside the Water Cube.
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