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New book celebrates Britain's indoor swimming pools

Credit: London 2012/PR The London Olympic Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid, is set to be the architectural highpoint of the 2012 Games. When completed it will be the most expensive pool built in Britain.

Prints of the London 2012 Aquatics Centre by photographer Luke Hayes are now on display in The Changing Room, a space at Dezeen Super Store that is given over to a different creative each week to showcase their products or artwork.

Phoenix International Media Center in Beijing by BIAD UFo For years China has imported big-name architects (Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl) to create out-of-this-world structures. But now China is producing its own generation of daring designers. Beijing-based BIAD UFo’s Phoenix International Media Center is giving Herzog & de Meuron’s “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium a run for its money.

construction for the 'london aquatics centre' for the london 2012 summer olympics by zaha hadid architects is now complete.