Technical aquarium engineering and construction specification for the primary and augmented infrastructure.
The Aquarium Design & Engineering Service is a critical step towards creating an efficient world class system designed to provide longevity, economical operating costs and low maintenance requirements in an aquarium.
Water is a tricky substance. In addition to its tremendous weight, water is corrosive to metal, breeds bacteria effortlessly, is able to convey toxic minerals long distances and will try to escape whatever vessel contains it. With the expertise that AAT can bring in developing world class systems, the Aquarium Design & Engineering Service will resolve the unique engineering and specification challenges for architecture and construction companies working on buildings that will contain millions of litres of water, and thousands of precious marine animals.
Without compromising on safety and durability, AAT’s team will design and engineer the fundamental elements that create a marine ecosystem best suited for the animals living in the aquarium, meanwhile, incorporating large acrylic windows and acrylic features, such as aquarium tunnels, for an inspiring and surreal underwater viewing experience.
Acrylic manufacturing techniques are constantly evolving and enabling ever more creativity from underwater aquarium tunnels and walkways to domes and underwater experiences. In 2014 AAT enabled The Cube Oceanarium, at Seaside City in Chengdu, China, to declare itself the proud owner of the world’s largest aquarium acrylic panel, at 40 meters long and 8.3 meters high, and awarded two Guinness World Records.