China National Aquatics Center Water Cube

The National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, is located in the Beijing Olympic Park. It is the main swimming pool built by Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics and one of the landmark buildings of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Its design is the "water cube" program produced by the global design competition. It is separated from the National Stadium (commonly known as the Bird's Nest) on both sides of the northern end of the Beijing city's central axis to form a relatively complete image of Beijing's historical and cultural city.

The National Aquatics Center plans to construct a land area of ​​62,950 square meters, with a total construction area of ​​65,000-80,000 square meters, of which the underground area has a construction area of ​​not less than 15,000 square meters, and the length, width and height are 177m × 177m × 30m.

During the 2008 Olympic Games, the National Aquatics Center will undertake swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and other competitions, which can accommodate 17,000 seats, including 6,000 permanent seats, and 11,000 temporary seats during the Olympic Games (will be dismantled after the game). After the game, it will become a center with international advanced level, integrating swimming, sports, fitness and leisure.

Number of seats: 4000 (permanent), 2000 (removable), 11,000 temporary seats
Construction cost: about 1.02 billion yuan (about 850 million yuan donated by all circles)
Owner: Beijing State-owned Assets Management Co., Ltd.
Design unit: China Construction Design Consortium, Australia PTW Architects, ARUP Arup Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd.
Architectural Design Unit: Institute of Architectural Acoustics and Interior Design, Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Planning and Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Construction unit: China Construction First Bureau Construction Development Co., Ltd.

The walls and roofs of the “Water Cube” are divided into three layers, the designer uses three-dimensional coordinates to design more than 30,000 steel components, which are jointly completed by Chinese and Australian designers. The position of more than 30,000 steel components is in place. None of them are the same. These technologies are the scientific and technological achievements of China's independent innovation, and they fill the gap in the history of world architecture.

“Water Cube” is located on the west side of Zone B of the Olympic Park. It is echoed by the National Stadium 'Bird's Nest. The construction scale is about 80,000 square meters. The most attractive is the EBFE film (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer) with a blisters. ). The ETFE film is a transparent film that brings more natural light to the venue. His interior is a multi-storey building with a wide view of the symmetrical rows of grandstands. The milky white building in the pavilion contrasts with the blue pool, ETFE The membrane is also fire resistant and extinguished when it leaves the fire.

According to the design scheme, the inner and outer membrane structure of the Water Cube consists of 3,065 air pillows (the smallest one is 1-2 square meters, the largest is 70 square meters), covering an area of ​​100,000 square meters, and the expansion area is 260,000 square meters. Rice is the largest membrane structural project in the world and the only large public building that is completely enclosed by membrane structures.

Ticket
Visit: 30 yuan / person, students, military and other half-price concessions 15 yuan / person, 1-6 ticket booth ticket sales
Swimming: 50 yuan / person, 7 ticket booth ticket sales
Splashing water park: 200 yuan / person, 1.2-1.4m children 160 yuan / person, 8-9 ticket booth ticket sales

Opening hours
1. Visiting tours:
High season (May-October) 9:00-20:00
Low season (November-April) 9:00-18:00

2. Swimming:
High season (May-October):
Weekdays 12:30-21:00
Weekend 9:00-21:00
Low season (November-April):
12:00-20:00 on weekdays
Weekend 9:00-20:00

3. Splashing water park:
High season (May-October) 10:00-21:00
Low season (November-April) 10:00-18:00
Tickets for 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 ticket booths

Travel information
subway
Take Metro Line 8 "Olympic Park" station, walk about 1 km to the south; or "Olympic Center" station, walk about 1 km to the north.

Bus
1. 81, 82, 510, 607, "Beichen West Bridge North" station.
2. Take the 86th road to the east exit of Anxiang North Road and walk about 500 meters.

Read 364 times

Recommend Content

  • Xujiahui Catholic Church
    Xujiahui Catholic Church Xujiahui Catholic Church is a famous Catholic church in China. It is located at No. 158, Puxi Road, Xujiahui, Xuhui…
  • Guangdong Grand Canyon
    Guangdong Grand Canyon Guangdong Grand Canyon is located in Dabu Town, Ruyuan Yao Autonomous Region, Shaoguan City, Guangdong Province, 70 kilometers away from…
  • Shameen Guangzhou
    Shameen Guangzhou Shameen, who once called the Cuizhou, is a sandbank formed by the alluvial deposit of the Pearl River. The sand…

Latest Content

Recommend Content

  • Sun Yat-sen University
    Sun Yat-sen University Sun Yat-sen University, SYSU, referred to as "Zhongda", was founded by Mr. Sun Yat-sen. It has a tradition of more than 100 years of schooling and is the base for scientific research, cultural scholarship and talent cultivation in southern China. Sun Yat-sen University is directly under the Ministry of Education…
  • Biangbiang Noodles
    Biangbiang Noodles The biangbiang noodle is a traditional Chinese-style pasta made in Guanzhong, Shaanxi. It is a traditional Shaanxi trousers belt. It is named after the sound of biang and biang in the production process. It refers to the flour that is made from wheat in Guanzhong. It is usually hand-drawn to…
  • Kung Fu Chinese Traditional Martial Arts
    Kung Fu Chinese Traditional Martial Arts Kung fu, Chinese traditional martial arts, is another name for "martial arts" in the late Qing Dynasty in China, mainly reflected in the application and accomplishment of individuals in martial arts. Kung Fu is the crystallization of the wisdom of the Chinese nation, the embodiment of Chinese traditional culture, and…
  • The Great Wall
    The Great Wall The Great Wall is China's oldest defense project with the longest construction time and the largest amount of engineering in the world. Since the Western Zhou Dynasty, it has been continuously built for more than 2,000 years and distributed on vast land in northern and central China, with a total…
  • GBA International Sports & Cultural Center
    GBA International Sports & Cultural Center Foshan GBA International Sports & Cultural Center is located in the core area of ​​Foshan New Town CBD, covering an area of ​​38,900 square meters, with a total construction area of ​​152,400 square meters. It is planned to have 15,000 spectator seats, 56 VIP boxes and more than 2,300 parking…