China turns iconic aquatics centre Water Cube into ‘Ice Cube’ for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
The water to ice conversion in the National Aquatics Center -2019-time-lapse video
Modeling Beijing National Aquatics Centre - Architectural Classics Remodeled in ARCHICAD
2010s Beijing National Aquatics Center Exterior at Night
The Beijing National Aquatics Center, also officially known as the National Aquatics Center, and colloquially known as the Water Cube, is an aquatics center that was built alongside Beijing National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Despite its nickname, the building is not an actual cube, but a cuboid. Ground was broken on December 24, 2003, and the Center was completed and handed over for use on January 28, 2008. Swimmers at the Water Cube broke 25 world records during the 2008 Olympics.