Beijing’s Water Cube Completes Revamp

26 August 2010 (Last Updated August 26th, 2010 18:30)

The Beijing National Aquatics Centre has been officially reopened following a year of renovation. Nicknamed the Water Cube, the aquatics centre was originally designed by Australian architecture firm PTW and China Construction Design International. The renovated building conta

The Beijing National Aquatics Centre has been officially reopened following a year of renovation.

Nicknamed the Water Cube, the aquatics centre was originally designed by Australian architecture firm PTW and China Construction Design International.

The renovated building contains pools for recreational swimming and competition, and a 140,000ft² leisure hall created by Toronto-based planning and design firm Forrec.

The water park features include a cotton-candy-coloured jellyfish suspended from the ceiling, a wave pool, a 500ft long lazy river and a 45ft wide funnel slide called the tornado, according to archrecord.construction.com.