Situated next to the National Stadium, the National Aquatics Centre has earned itself the moniker 'Water Cube' thanks to its truly remarkable structure.
Designed by Australian architects PTW, the £54m venue was funded by Chinese investors.
The building's steel structure is based on a modified theory created by physicists Denis Weaire and Robert Phelan that uses tetrakaidecahedra-shaped (14-sided) cells to maximise space.
The venue, which will cater for 17,000 spectators, will trap up to 90% of the solar energy to heat the pools.
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