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The National Aquatics Center
[Introduction] [Design] [Timeline]
National Aquatics Center, one of the landmark buildings of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, is located inside the Beijing Olympic Green. It is axially related to the National Stadium on the north part of Beijing Central Axis and reinforces the historical and cultural features of Beijing city.
Commenced at the end of 2003, the construction of the building will last 3 years.

Focus

Olympic Water Cube starts putting on membranes
Water Cube wears first piece of membrane
Key Olympic venues to take shape by end of year
Construction of Olympic projects in full progress
Main structure of National Aquatics Center topped off
New Olympic projects win praise
Supervisors stress quality of Olympic projects
Olympic chief urges innovation in venue construction


Basic Info

Venue: National Aquatics Center;
Location: Olympic Green;
Floor area (sq.m.): 65,000-80,000;
Seats: 6,000 permanent, 11,000 temporary;
Sports: swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water-polo;
Ground breaking: Dec. 24, 2003;
Completion: End of 2007


Photo Gallery

Water Cube wears first piece of membrane Main structure of Water Cube topped off The center under construction Water Cube undergoes civil constr. Water Cube starts construction



News
• Olympic Water Cube starts putting on membranes[2006-08-01]
• Supervisors stress quality of Olympic projects[2006-04-28]
• Main structure of National Aquatics Center topped off[2006-04-10]
• Top Olympic organizer urges innovation in venue construction[2006-04-07]
• BOCOG briefs FINA director on Olympic preparations[2006-03-28]
• New competition venues for Beijing Olympics all under construction[2005-12-25]
• The National Aquatics Center, Timeline[2003-12-24]
• Design chosen for National Aquatics Center[2003-08-02]
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Photo Gallery
• Photo: The 'Water Cube' undergoes civil construction[2006-09-05]
• Photo: The National Aquatics Center under construction[2006-09-05]
• International TV teams cover Olympic preparation (5)[2006-08-12]
• International TV teams cover Olympic preparation (4)[2006-08-12]
• International TV teams cover Olympic preparation (3)[2006-08-12]
• International TV teams cover Olympic preparation (2)[2006-08-12]
• International TV teams cover Olympic preparation (1)[2006-08-12]
• Water Cube wears first piece of membrane[2006-08-03]
• Key Olympic venues to take shape by end of year[2006-07-06]
• Construction of Olympic projects in full progress[2006-07-05]
• New Olympic projects win praise (3)[2006-05-17]
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