Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Watercube Opens

Architect Chris Bosse (now: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA)) shares these photographs of the Watercube (aka National Swimming Center) in Beijing, China by PTW/CCDI/Arup, which recently made its official opening with "The Good Luck Beijing" Open.

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[Watercube in the foreground with Herzog & de Meuron's "Bird's Nest" beyond | photograph by Chris Bosse]

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[Watercube right and Bird's Nest left | photograph by Chris Bosse]

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[Watercube at night; compare with the project rendering of the same view | photograph by Chris Bosse]

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[Closer view of the ETFE facade | photograph by Chris Bosse]

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[Inside the "bubbles" | photograph by Chris Bosse]

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[The bright interior | photograph by Chris Bosse]

More photos are available on Chris's Flickr set (with more on the rest of Flickr). Many thanks to Chris for sharing!