Advanced Aquarium Technologies provided aquarium specialist design works including; the integration of life support systems, acrylic, exhibit and aquarium environment design. The purpose of the Ozeanium is to create a centre for environmental education. The centre will set a clear example in relation to natural protection and sustainability.
It has been designed to appear outwardly monolithic and enigmatic, intriguing people to take part in an exploration through the oceans of the world. Through the use of rammed earth pressed with sedimentary layers, the building resembles sections of rock and reef in the ocean. This approach will generate a profoundly different aquarium experience for the Basel Ozeanium visitor.
The Basel Ozeanium is due to open its doors in 2020.
Client Basel Zoo
Time Frame 2013 to 2015
Project Design Competition – Awarded 1st with Boltshauser Architekten & 3rd with Zaha-Hadid Architects