>Architecture Wednesday

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Talk about designing from, and for, your environment.
Danish architectural practice, Henning Larsen Architects, has won the competition to design the Batumi Aquarium, in the Republic of Georgia, by creating a design inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the nearby Batumi beach.
The building stands out as an iconic rock formation visible from both land and sea, and is comprised of four self-supporting exhibition areas where each of the four stones represents a unique marine biotype: the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, the Indian Ocean, the Black and Red Seas, and finally the more interactive exhibition.
Around the aquarium, a landscape of different sea archipelagos will provide opportunities for innovative outdoor research and learning as well as informal meetings along the beachfront.
Its significant expression inspired by nature will not only make Batumi Aquarium a spectacular new landmark in Georgia but also a state-of-the-art contribution to exploring life underneath the sea surface.
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3 responses to “>Architecture Wednesday

  1. >I'll probably go to hell for thinking this but it looks like the 'rock morphing crabs' from the last Pirates movie. otoh I applaud innovation and taking a risk. I'm just low on chocolate right now….

  2. Bob

    >It looks so calming to me, and i haven't had any chocolate either!

  3. >I'm calling bollocks – as in 'looks like'One man's opinion.

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