"Watercube-Rendering of the Main Entrance"

Finalist
Category: Architectural
PTW (in association with CSCEC & Arup)
Australia
website: www.ptw.com.au

Description: The so-called WATERCUBE associates water as a structural and thematic "leitmotiv" with the square, the primal shape of the house in the Chinese tradition and mythology. The entire structure of the Watercube is based on a unique lightweight-construction derived from the structure of water in the state of aggregation of FOAM. Conceptually the square box and the interior space are carved out of an undefined cluster of foam bubbles, symbolizing a condition of nature that is transformed into a condition of culture. The appearance of the aquatic centre is therefore a "cube of water molecules"-the WATERCUBE.

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