Project Overview

Guangzhou Ocean World Aquarium is one of the most spectacular, large scale public aquariums in Asia.  Visitors are transported through a colourful coral reef tunnel where they are surrounded by marine life from the South China Sea.  Large flat acrylic window panels provide an extraordinary view into the coral reef. This view allows visitors to be amazed by the impressive, artificially created environment.  Another vantage point into the coral reef aquarium is from the mezzanine floor where the sheer volume of this aquarium can be fully appreciated.
On level one, the focus is on life in the sea.  Level two introduces visitors to the world of freshwater.  Life in a jungle stream is contrasted with life in a mountainous stream and lakes.  Living at the boundary of where the sea meets the land is represented in the rocky shore aquarium and beside it, the mangrove exhibit.
The larger animals of the sea are displayed in the Shark Aquarium with two large panoramic viewing windows. Sharks and rays, together with other predators, cruise past visitors just centimeters away.
Leaping from the depths at over 7m, dolphins captivate an audience of 1,600.  The dolphin and sea lion performance stadium was the first of its design style in China.
AAT are proud to have been involved with Ocean World through their united involvement with Living Ocean International.

Client Ocean World Guangzhou Zoo

Time Frame 1996 to 1997

System Type Closed re-circulation system using artificial sea water

Total Water Volume 6,500,000 litres

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Guangzhou, China
Ocean World Guangzhou Zoo
Ocean World Guangzhou Zoo
Ocean World Guangzhou Zoo

Scope of Works

Construct & Install Services
– Panels and Windows
– Tunnels
Rockwork & Theming
– Corals
– Theming
Life Support System Services
– Foam Fractionators
– Sand Filters
– Bag Filters
– Bio Filters
– Ozone Generators
– Heat Pumps