Part 2: Design projects

 

 

Beijing National Aquatics Center

“Water Cube” – Beijing, China

Designer: Rob Leslie-Carter

The link below provides some background about the designer and insight into his  role in the another of his projects; “Building the Education Revolution”:

http://video.arup.com/?v=1_qd9gzcf2

Rationale:

The Beijing National Aquatics Center was constructed to house the aquatics events of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Following the Olympics, the centre was re-constructed to turn one half into a waterpark. This re-construction cost 200 million yuan and now allows the complex to serve multiple purposes.

Where is it designed for?

China and the people of Beijing.

What country or market is it targeting?

The water cube targets multiple markets, such as the aquatics, tourist and events organisation markets.

The client:

People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Below is a link to the PGBM website:

http://www.l-a-v-a.net/projects/beijing-watercube/

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