Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fast Pool

What makes the Beijing National Aquatics Centre (aka the Water Cube) such a fast pool? From what I've heard, its fast because its deep, which reduces drag on the swimmer (3 meters as compared to 2 meters for most pools). I think its because it is absolutely gorgeous so maybe everyone is inspired by the design to swim faster! The building was designed by PTW Architects, with world-famous engineering/everything firm Arup and CCDI.

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