The Water Cube, one of the most sustainable venues ever built, was also designed to conserve water, a major issue in North China. The 100,000 square meters (1,076,000 square feet) of ETFE foils (cushions) on the outer surface and roof facade can annually collect 10,000 tons of rainwater. The Water Cube will recycle and reuse 80 percent of the water harvested from the catchments on the roof, pool backwash systems and overland flows, reducing its reliance on the district water supply system.

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The Water Cube, one of the most sustainable venues ever built, was also designed to conserve water, a major issue in North China. The 100,000 square meters (1,076,000 square feet) of ETFE foils (cushions) on the outer surface and roof facade can annually collect 10,000 tons of rainwater. The Water Cube will recycle and reuse 80 percent of the water harvested from the catchments on the roof, pool backwash systems and overland flows, reducing its reliance on the district water supply system...Read more about this structure in the August/September issue of TILE Magazine!