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Water cube, Beijing, China

published on the front cover of urbane magazine - july 2008

 

the national stadium (bird's nest), the national aquatics center (watercube), the digital building, the national indoor stadium and the ling long pagoda.

 

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National Aquatics Center , Beijing: ........An environmentally-friendly building. These bubbles are air cushions made of a material called ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene). EFTE has been used in a variety of buildings across Europe, including London’s Heathrow Airport and the Allianz Arena (home to Bayern Munich), and its resilience is staggering: it resists heat, collects rainwater (which drains to tanks and is subsequently recycled), and repels dust and hailstones. The roof allows hot air to escape...

 

f/2.8; ISO 1250, handheld. gates closed. not much choice of angle, hence wriggled my hands thru the gates and used the gates .....

The Beijing National Aquatics Center, also officially known as the National Aquatics Center, and colloquially known as the Water Cube, is an aquatics center that was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is not an actual cube, but a cuboid (a rectangular box). After the Olympics, the building underwent a 200 million Yuan revamp to turn half of its interior into a water park.

One of the many shades of color of the Watercube, or The Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is a cuboid (rectangular box), not a cube. (Wikipedia)

Beijing National Aquatics Center also known as the Water Cube was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics. China

The Beijing National Aquatics Center

2008 Olympic Green

Beijing National Aquatics Center 北京国家游泳中心

One of the many shades of color of the Watercube, or The Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is a cuboid (rectangular box), not a cube. (Wikipedia)

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One of the many shades of color of the Watercube, or The Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is a cuboid (rectangular box), not a cube. (Wikipedia)

This is taken hand held using Nikon 14-24mm lens in Beijing's National Aquatics Center, or the Water Cube.

 

My other night view photos of Beijing architectures (all hand held using Nikon 14-24):

www.flickr.com/photos/87185166@N00/sets/72157625699513229/

Qianmen district:

www.flickr.com/photos/87185166@N00/sets/72157625825035152/

 

External structure of the "Water Cube" National Aquatics Center, Beijing, China, site of the aquatic events (swimming and diving) at the 2008 Olympic Games.

One of the many shades of color of the Watercube, or The Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is a cuboid (rectangular box), not a cube. (Wikipedia)

Water Cube, Beijing, China.

 

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One of the many shades of color of the Watercube, or The Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is a cuboid (rectangular box), not a cube. (Wikipedia)

This is where most of the swimming and diving competitions occur during 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Michael Phelps captured all of the 8 gold medals here.

One of the many shades of color of the Watercube, or The Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is a cuboid (rectangular box), not a cube. (Wikipedia)

2008 Olympic Green

Beijing National Aquatics Center 北京国家游泳中心

2008 Olympic Swimming

Beijing National Aquatics Center 北京国家游泳中心

One of the many shades of color of the Watercube, or The Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is a cuboid (rectangular box), not a cube. (Wikipedia)

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