Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was the darling of the 2008 Summer Games as he knocked down world records like bowling pins and won eight gold medals at Beijing's new National Aquatics Center. Dubbed the “Watercube” for its futuristic cubic shape, this energy-efficient venue was a collaborative design by China State Construction Design International (CCDI), PTW Architects in Australia, and international engineering firm Arup. It was built by the China State Construction Engineering ...
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