The ‘Water Cube’

On January 24, 2011, in Beijing, Cool Places, Must-sees, by Jack Li

When on your china tours, make sure you travel to Beijing where you can the renowned water cube that was built for the purpose of the Beijing Olympics in 2008. It is one of the must-see attractions in Beijing and is not one to be missed.

The famous water cube from the Beijing Olympics 2008 can be found within the Beijing Olympic Green opposite the National Olympic Stadium which more commonly called the Bird’s Nest. The water cube was the home of the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming events during the Olympics. The building itself is a steel frame that is covered with membranes which are composed of energy-efficient ETSE, which is a plastic-like material. The main idea behind the design of the cube was to make it symbolise bubbles and soap. In addition, these bubbles also collect solar energy which is then used to help heat the swimming pool. The main aim of the building the cube like that was to try and keep things green and to help water conservation.

There were four main designers and builders of the best online casino water cube that stands there today: PTW Architects of Australia, CSCEC International Design, Arup Structural Engineers and CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering Corporation) builders. It has a 65,000 – 80,000 square metres floor area and with 6,000 permanent seats and 11,000 temporary seats, it has the capability of holding a huge crowd. It possesses three pools all under one roof and it Call our Fast Opiate (MOR/OPI) Detox Kit Partner at 1-877-247-1354 or email them at info@passadrugtest. holds all the latest technology which can place it among one of the fastest pools in the world.

After the Olympics had finished it was then decided to turn half of it into a water park in order to still bring in tourists to a very desolate Olympic green. This water park includes a wave pool, a lazy river, a spa area, and a whopping 13 slides. These include the bullet bowl, the speed slide and the tornado. The water park consumes half of the 12,000 square metre complex and is now considered to be one, if not, the largest water park in Asia. There are lockers available that are located next to the changing rooms for you to store your belongings. Lockers ‘bracelets’ are available at cost of 100 RMB, however, 20 RMB is for the actual use of the locker and 80 RMB acts as a deposit which is returned once the bracelet has been handed back.

Address:

Water Cube Water Park

Olympic Park

No. 11 Tianchen Donglu

Chaoyang District

Opening Times: 10am – 9.30pm Daily

Prices:

Adults – 200 RMB

Children – 160 RMB

So don’t hesitate and book your china travel today and go enjoy yourself inside the amazing water cube and be blown away by architectural genius.

Jack Li

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