Denmark: “Blue Planet” aquarium by 3XN Architects

June, 13 2013 10:00

Posted inArchitecture

The small town of Kastrup in Denmark recently opened the largest aquarium in Northern Europe (late March 2013) designed by local studio 3XN Architects.

 

 

 

 

Inspired by the shape of a whirlpool, the building connects the sea and surrounding land with its circular structure and water-like features, drawing the visitors to discover the hidden secrets of the underwater universe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The circular glass-roofed foyer allows natural sunlight to filter in through a pool of water, creating the feeling of being immersed in the deep blue sea. The natural swirl-shaped structure then guides the visitor to the various dedicated sections of the aquarium, where one can admire the over 20,000 fish and marine animals present in the building.

 

 

 

Image © blå planet

 

 

Located next to the Øresund strait and overlooking the magnificent landscape, the visitor can visually connect the surrounding environment with the concept of the aquarium. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images © Adam Mørk