Happy Magic Water Cube wave pool with jelly fish and bubble fixtures floating above
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People waiting on top of waterslide platform at Happy Magic Water Cube
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People laying in water park at Happy Magic Water Cube
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Render Happy Magic Water Cube with floating sea creatures and blue and purple waterslides
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Render Happy Magic Water Cube rides and big water bucket pour
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Happy Magic Water Cube

Beijing, China

It was always intended that Beijing’s iconic National Aquatics Center would transition into a family recreation facility after the 2008 Olympics. FORREC led the design project, meeting the challenge to complete The Happy Magic Water Cube within a tight two-year timeline. Inspired by the building’s unique watery skin, FORREC saw the opportunity to create a fantastical underwater kingdom. Covering 12,000 sq m, giant translucent air bubbles, suspended jellyfish, stylized schools of fish and coral-like column coverings give the impression of being magically submerged. Completed in just 17 months, The Happy Magic Water Cube transports almost 3,000 guests at any one time to a true water world that’s gained stature as one of the world’s leading indoor water park attractions. The project won the World Waterpark Association’s Industry Innovation Award in 2010.

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Tianyou Tourism Group

  • Concept Design
  • Program Development
  • Master Planning
  • Experience Planning
  • Design Management
  • Experience Design
  • Architecture Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Show Set Design
  • Signage and Wayfinding
  • Graphic Design
  • 3D Visualization
  • In-Field Project Review
  • Art Direction



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    • Schematic Design
    • Design Development
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