The National Aquatics Center, or simply the "Water Cube," a blue
palatial structure with an area of 80,000 sq m, was completed
January 28, 2008. It is situated to the east of Beichen West Bridge
on the North Fourth Ring Road and to the west of National Stadium.
Underneath a pure and simple facade, this translucent building
embodies a complex and unrestricted framework as well as
environmentally advanced technology. It is a class piece of Olympic
architecture that has become a landmark structure.
Water Cube logo
Membrane structure of the
Bubble-design wall at the
Seating with bubble
(BOCOG February 3, 2008)