Beijing National Aquatics Center – PTW Architects

Beijing Aqua Center Beijing Aqua Inside

The Chinese architects along with PTW architects wanted to make a representation of the mixture of traditional Chinese values with modern technology and style, so the square building is symbolic of the Chinese traditional view of the world being square and incorporated the aqua theme through the colored bubbles creating a membrane structure for the exterior. With respect to the reason for the building’s construction, I believe it has lived up to what it is supposed to represent both in meaning and literally.

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