China’s Olympic Venue Transformed Into A Magical Waterpark   Leave a comment

When a nation hosts the Olympics, they often spend millions on building brand new world-class stadiums as well as upgrading the countries facilities and infrastructure.

During the Beijing Olympics in 2008, The Beijing National Aquatic Center (or ‘The Water Cube’ as it was known) was used to host all swimming and diving events. It was a venue where numerous Olympic world records were smashed and its unique bubble design was applauded around the world.

Since its heyday, however, its cost around $10M in yearly maintenance, a fee which the city has struggled to justify paying. That’s when a design firm called Forrec Ltd from Toronto stepped in to save the day. They’ve truly reinvigorated the venue, transforming it into a vibrant waterpark – loved by locals and visiting tourists.

Even though nobody is breaking any swimming records there anymore, it’s still one of the most popular places to visit in summer.

Just remember to bring a towel.

Water Cube The Beijing National Aquatic Center 4

Underwater Theme Park at The Beijing National Aquatic Center

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Water Cube The Beijing National Aquatic Center 3

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Water Cube The Beijing National Aquatic Center 6

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Water Cube The Beijing National Aquatic Center 8

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Posted January 14, 2014 by kitokinimi in Uncategorized

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