Thursday, April 19, 2007
The Water Cube, sneak preview
I want to introduce you to The National Aquatics Centre, also known as 'The Water Cube' which will be one of the most exciting new venues to be built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The exterior of the building looks a lot like bubble wrap and in actuality was designed to replicate the natural formation of soap bubbles. And even more futuristic the bubbles will be inflated and continuously pumped for the duration of the life of the structure.
As you know my family and I spend a lot of time at swimming pools with "waterboy" who is both a swimmer and water polo player for Ashland High School. But I can assure you we have never seen anything or imagined anything quite like this. China it seems has embraced the word modern and taken it to a whole new dimension. We will be watching from our seats here at Kstyle as this remarkable venue for the 2008 summer Olympics begins to reveal it's view of the future. k