Monday, September 2, 2013

WaterCube - The Book.

WaterCube - The Book.
Beijing National Aquatics Centre
Ethel Baraona Pohl

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: DPR; Bilingual edition (July 15, 2008)
Language: English

With an exhaustive description about the Watercube by CCDI, PTW Architects, and ARUP there is a detailed study of the project, that starts with a brief explanation about the big changes that China and especially Beijing, has been living in the last decade, in terms of population and the construction boom that made possible that these kind of projects take place in a city like Beijing. Supported on a detailed processing of the information received (graphics, images, drawings) we look for a better presentation of the project, starting with the competition, making a complete overview about the design process and the concept, and finally explaining the building structure through the construction and the sustainable premises that make the Watercube such a spectacular building.In words of Chris Bosse, one of the architects of the design team this book would be The best and most profound publication of the Watercube ever.

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