It was the place to hold the opening and closing ceremonies of Beijing Olmypic Game, and become the new attraction place in Beijing .
For the 2008 twenty-ninth Olmpic Game main stadium.It is located the south area of the Olmpic park area the northern side of the fourth ring road. It covers an area of 2100,000 square meters , and building area of 258,000 square meters.The audience seats is 91,000 including temporary seating 11,000.It become the a large professional sports venues for the people to participate the sports and enjoy the entertainment activities.
National Stadium started constructing in December , 24, 2003 and completed in March , 2008.Project total cost 2.267 billion Yuan. Its structure is mainly composed of huge steels with a total of 24 truss column.Main structure can last for 100 years, fire-resistant grade is first level,underground waterproof grade is first level.It is 333 meters from south to north and steel structure with the total steel quantity is 42,000 tons.
Water cuber was the swimming center during the Beijing OlmpicGame . Most of money to build this building was donated by Chinese and oversea Chinese.
It stands west of the Birds’ nest and covers the building area of 79,532 square metres.It’shight is 31 meters ;width and length are both 177meters .It’s events are swimming , diving . The constructon time is from December , 24, 2003 to Janunary , 28,2008.Total cost is 1.2 billion yuan and about 850 million yuandonated.The permanent seats is 4000 and 2000 is removable and temporary seats is 11000.
This seemingly simple ‘box ‘ is integrated Chinese traditional culture with the modern science and technology.In traditional chines culture , ‘the heaven is round while the earth is square’ design ideas created the ‘water cube’, and it goes well with the circular ‘birds’nest’.The‘square’ is the most basic form in ancient city of china,which embodied the virtues and ethics in chinese culture as the representative of the social rules of living.The water cuber reflects the combination of the multifunctional requirements and the architectural function.