The Water Cube, less commonly known as the National Aquatic Centre, was officially unveiled today in Beijing. The building will undergo its first test by hosting the China Open swimming championships from Jan 31 to Feb 5.
Things you might like to know:
- The building boasts an LED system with 16.7 million color tones
- It has cost the best part of 100 million Euros and taken over 4 years to build
- It is also the only Olympic venue that is financed by the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots
- It will hold up to 17,000 spectators