Beijing National Aquatics Center

Work Information
Creators: Peddle Thorp & Walker
China Construction Design International (CCDI) (founded 1994)
Date: 2003-2008 (creation)
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.

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Ard-42774
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Description: Overall view, showing the north elevation (left) and the west elevation (right); The Water Cube's design was initiated by a team effort: the Chinese partners felt a square was more symbolic to Chinese
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Ard-42775
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Description: Southeast corner, detail showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows; The ETFE pillows allow more light and heat penetration than traditional glass, resulting in a 30% decrease in energy costs
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Ard-42776
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Description: South elevation, detail showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42777
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Description: South elevation, detail at entry
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Ard-42778
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Description: South elevation, tight side view showing depth of ETFE pillows
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Ard-42779
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Description: North elevation, side view, showing concrete base and use of water
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Ard-42780
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Description: Southwest corner, showing entry and use of water
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Ard-42781
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Description: Southwest corner, showing use of water
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Ard-42782
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Description: Southwest corner, showing use of water
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Ard-42783
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Description: ETFE pillows, detail
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Ard-42784
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Description: ETFE pillows, detail
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Ard-42785
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Description: Overall view showing the south elevation (left) and the east elevation (right) from the Olympic Green promenade
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Ard-42786
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Description: ETFE pillows, detail
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Ard-42787
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Description: Overall view showing the east elevation (left) and the north elevation (right) from the Olympic Green promenade
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Ard-42788
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Description: Partial view, showing the west elevation (left)
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Ard-42789
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Description: North elevation, side view, showing "bubbles"
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Ard-42790
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Description: East elevation, side view
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Ard-42791
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Description: East elevation, frontal view
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Ard-42792
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Description: South elevation, side view
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Ard-42793
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Description: South elevation, tight side view showing corner
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Ard-42794
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Description: Interior, southeast corner, showing use of water cascading down glass wall
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Ard-42795
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Description: Interior, southeast corner, circular stair
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Ard-42796
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Description: Interior, southeast corner, view of ceiling
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Ard-42797
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Description: Interior, view looking up with stair
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Ard-42798
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Description: Interior, view looking up into steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42799
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Description: Interior, ground level
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Ard-42800
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Description: Interior, mezzanine level with view into the pool area
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Ard-42801
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Description: Interior, pool area, view looking northwest
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Ard-42802
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Description: Interior, pool area, diving stations
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Ard-42803
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Description: Interior, pool area, diving stations
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Ard-42804
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Description: Interior, pool area, seats
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Ard-42805
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Description: Interior, pool area, view looking up showing roof over seating
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Ard-42806
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Description: Interior, pool area, view looking up showing roof over seating
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Ard-42807
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Description: Interior, pool area, view looking up in the south end showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42808
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Description: Interior, pool area, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows and track frame
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Ard-42809
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Description: Interior, pool area, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows and track frame
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Ard-42810
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Description: Interior, pool area, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42811
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Description: Interior, pool area looking north from the mezzanine
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Ard-42812
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Description: Interior, pool area, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42813
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Description: Interior, pool area looking southwest towards the mezzanine
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Ard-42814
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Description: Interior, pool area looking southwest towards the mezzanine
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Ard-42815
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Description: Interior, pool area, view of the south flank and mezzanine
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Ard-42816
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Description: Interior, pool area, view of the south end of the pool
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Ard-42817
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Description: Interior, pool area, view of the south end of the pool
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Ard-42818
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Description: Interior, pool area, showing the center and west seats
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Ard-42819
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Description: Interior, circulation corridor looking east
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Ard-42820
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Description: Interior, circulation corridor looking west
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Ard-42821
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Description: Interior, circulation corridor looking up
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Ard-42822
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Description: Interior, circulation corridor, stairs
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Ard-42823
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Description: Interior, mezzanine looking west
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Ard-42824
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Description: Interior, info about warm up pool
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Ard-42825
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Description: Interior, view of the warm up pool from the mezzanine looking south
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Ard-42826
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Description: Interior, view of the warm up pool from the mezzanine looking southwest
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Ard-42827
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Description: Interior, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42828
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Description: Interior, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42829
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Description: Interior, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42830
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Description: Interior, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42831
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Description: Interior, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42832
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Description: Interior, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42833
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Description: Interior, view looking up showing steel space frame covered with ETFE pillows
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Ard-42834
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Description: Interior, circulation area ground floor west end
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Ard-42835
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Description: Interior, stairs off circulation area ground floor west end
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Ard-42836
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Description: Interior, stairs off circulation area ground floor west end
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Ard-42837
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Description: Interior, stairs off circulation area ground floor west end
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Ard-42838
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Description: Interior, view looking up from circulation area west end
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Ard-42839
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Description: Interior, view looking up from circulation area west end
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Ard-42840
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Description: Interior, view looking up from circulation area west end
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Ard-42841
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Description: Interior, view looking up from circulation area west end
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