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The Beijing National Aquatics Centre, better known as the 'Water Cube', will be one of the most dramatic and exciting venues to feature sporting events for the 2008 Olympics. The structure of the Water Cube is based on the most effective sub-division of three-dimensional space - the fundamental arrangement of organic cells and the natural formation of soap bubbles. This US$100 million premier recreation centre will have five pools, including one with a wave machine and rides that are six times the size of an Olympic pool. Expertise from all over the Arup world will contribute to the centre.