If the beauty of the earth’s ocean could be captured in a cube then it would probably look something like the above. Water Cube is a pavilion which has been designed by MVRDV for the World Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea. This enormous captivating structure has been conceptualized to let visitors experience the oceanic life with water above, on the sides and below them. Yes, the Cube would have glass walls that could hold water and even allow the outside light to enter for the most magical effect ever; the totality and extravaganza of which could be viewed from the main hall.
As you can see the structure would also feature various continents which would not only act as water basins but also act as a guideline for the proper positioning of the water bodies like the “ the polar seas on top and the bottom, and the tropical parts in the middle“. The idea blends well with the theme of the Expo which is “The Living Ocean and Coast”.
Some other striking details include:
“1.The refreshment between the basins is organized in such a manner that it simulates the movements of the oceans.2.The fresh sea water from outside is constantly pumped into the basin to keep the circulation through the building. Thus the water basins are used as a natural temperature adapter for the hall of the oceans. 3.The skin contains elements to control the raise of temperature for the basins. These elements contain rolling curtains to control the UV penetration, and solar PV cells to create energy for the water circulation and the light of the building.”
[source : archdaily.com]