Cube Oceanarium, Chengdu, China

Advanced Aquarium Technologies (AAT) plays a leading role in the delivery of a world-record-setting public aquarium exhibiting 10,000 aquatic creatures.

Project Overview

Opened on New Year’s Eve 2014, this spectacular public aquarium attracts visitors from around China and the world to Chengdu’s Seaside City shopping precinct.

The 8,500,000-litre main exhibit tank has a 40-metre-long x 8.3-metre-high viewing panel certified at the time by the Guinness Book of World Records as:

  • The world’s largest acrylic window; and
  • The world’s largest aquarium window.

Cube Oceanarium Chengdu China05AAT services and solutions for this enormous project included:

  • Aquarium specialist construction works.
  • A range of commercial life support systems installed on-site.
  • Some smaller exhibits fitted with skid-mounted life support systems.
  • Training and on-site support for the first 12 months of operation.


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Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Jialong Dragon Group

Time Frame
2013 to 2015

Team On-Site
100 AAT personnel

System Type
Closed re-circulation system using artificial seawater

Total Water Volume
10,000,000 litres

An exceptional portfolio of in-house capabilities.

  • A seamless start-to-finish service.
  • More than project coordinators - we are the lead supplier of equipment and services too.
  • We offer productive collaboration between multi-disciplinary teams and resources.
  • Our logistical and project management track record provides total peace-of-mind.
  • A high-level of internal delivery means excellent control over quality assurance.
  • System-thinking from design to execution, for a cost-efficient and durable aquarium that is easy to operate and spectacular to see.

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Phase 1


The first phase addresses feasibility, budgeting, concept development, creative themes, visitor-experience design and journey-mapping, detailed engineering and project planning.

Phase 2


The second phase focuses on acrylic manufacturing, construction and installation, the supply and installation of life support systems, waterproofing, lighting, filling and stocking the tanks.

Phase 3


The third phase includes handing the aquarium over to its owners and operators. Also included this phase, for older aquariums, are services relating to refurbishment and renovation.

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