Lessons Learned from Managing the Design of the ‘Water Cube’ National Swimming Centre for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Patrick ZOU, Rob Leslie-Carter

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This article discusses the main lessons learned from the management of the design of the 'Water Cube' National Swimming Aquatic Centre (a landmark building for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games), including forming an international partnership, managing cultural differences and risks, dealing with intellectual property and ownership of design to establish a legacy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-188
Number of pages14
JournalArchitectural Engineering and Design Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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