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National Aquatics Centre, Bejing

The Aquatics Centre in Bejing, commonly known as the Water Cube, will be the home for nearly all of the 2008 Summer Olympics aquatic events. This unusual venue spans some 80,000 square meters, and will have approximately 440,000 LEDs embedded throughout the structure.

The Water Cube integrates the geometry of water bubbles into a rectangular, plastic structure. LED lighting fixtures will illuminate the bubble designs from inside the structure’s translucent walls, allowing the entire building to glow with extraordinary color-changing LED light.

photos: by Paul Hickman via Flickr

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  1. Posted Dec 11, 2007 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    the geometry of water bubbles into a rectangular looks so cool, the wonderful scale ,the great art

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