The Royal Children’s Hospital cylinder aquarium was built around a central coral bommie, stands two-storeys high and is home to approximately 40 different species of fish, two black tip reef sharks and one epaulette shark.
The aquarium tank measures 7.5 metres deep, four metres in diameter and holds around 130,000 litres of salt water. The cylinder acrylic is eight centimetres thick and the water temperature varies between 25.5 – 26 degrees Celsius.
The aquarium was designed to enhance interactivity and include multi-camera viewing that connected to the children’s hospital beds which would allow them to have a unique viewing experience.
Client Bovis Lend Lease
Time Frame 2009-2017
Team On-Site 10 AAT personnel
System Type Full artificial sea water system
Total Water Volume 130,000 litres
Acrylic Supplied by RPT