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Aquatis | Aquarium-Vivarium in Lausanne, Switzerland by Richter Dahl Rocha & Partner Architects

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Article source: Richter Dahl Rocha & Partner Architects 

Architectural Concept

Designed by the Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés Architects, the Aquatis complex is part of the Biopôle, a science-based science park in the north of Lausanne. The place is strategic, at the crossroads of the motorway bypass of the city with the new M2 line of the Lausanne metro, inaugurated in 2008. The set consists of a parking-relay on which are placed a hotel and the aquarium -vivarium City of fresh water, connected by a central mall that connects with the metro station «Lausanne-Vennes», and with the car park. Each building has its own identity, but contributes to the coherence of the whole.

Image Courtesy © Richter Dahl Rocha & Partner Architects

  • Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Partner Architects
  • Project: Aquatis | Aquarium-Vivarium
  • Location: Route de Berne 144-148, 1010, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ing.Civil/Structure | Aquarium | Parking: Ingeni Sa
  • Ing. Civil / Structure | Hotel | Parking: Daniel Willi SA
  • Ing.civil / Structure | Aquarium | Parking: ingeni sa
  • Ing. Civil / Structure | Hotel | Parking: daniel willi sa
  • Engineer Cvse: rational energies sa
  • Health Engineer: h. Schumacher sa
  • Etf Engineer: etf sa fragnière sa


Karlovac Freshwater Aquarium and River Museum in Croatia by Studio 3LHD

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Studio 3LHD

The Karlovac freshwater aquarium is located on a site of a planned campsite by the river Korana. The building volume is partially dug into the ground and covered with earthen embankments from its outer edges. The design concept was inspired by the city’s historic center “Karlovac star” surrounded by “Šanci” – defensive earthen walls and mounds. The goal was to form a new city focal point on the right side of Korana River, to validate the promenade and make a new tourist attraction. A public square area is defined by the aquarium building surrounding it. The main pedestrian routes intercept it in three main directions: western towards the city center and the promenade, southern towards the neighboring polyvalent area used for concerts and eastern towards the main road approach and the stadium. The aquarium facilities are hidden around the square without disturbing the natural Korana valley.

The Aquarium is located on the bank of river Korana, covered with and covered with earthen embankments and embedded in the natural landscape, Image Courtesy © Jure Zivkovic

The Aquarium is located on the bank of river Korana, covered with and covered with earthen embankments and embedded in the natural landscape, Image Courtesy © Jure Zivkovic

  • ArchitectsStudio 3LHD
  • Project: Karlovac Freshwater Aquarium and River Museum
  • Location: Gornje Mekušje, Karlovac, Croatia
  • Photography: Jure Zivkovic, Miljenko Bernfest
  • Client: City of Karlovac
  • Project team: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Irena Mažer Hranuelli, Vibor Granić, Deša Ucović, Ivana Šajn, Nevena Kuzmanić, Romana Ilić
  • Structural engineering: Ivan Palijan, Siniša Lulić (Palijan d.o.o.)
  • Electrical engineering: Erol Čičić, Antonio Praničević (Projekting 1970)
  • Mechanical installations: Zlatko Jakoplić (Ured 3T d.o.o.)
  • Landscape design: Luka Brnić (Uređenje krajobraza d.o.o.), Ines Hrdalo
  • Fire safety, health & safety project: Nadan Kosanović (ING Labos)
  • 3D: Boris Goreta
  • Signage and environmental graphics design: Bilić_Muller Studio (Dora Bilić, Tina Müller)
  • Aquarium setup: Marko Ćaleta (Faculty of Teacher Education, Zagreb), Zoran Marčić (Faculty of Science, Zagreb)
  • Graphic design of the exhibition: Dora Bilić, Tina Mueller (Bilić_Müller Studio)
  • Main contractor: AB Gradnja d.o.o, ENA d.o.o., KGH d.o.o.


Lisbon Aquarium New Extension in Portugal by Campos Costa Arquitetos

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Article source: Campos Costa Arquitetos

The extension of the Lisbon Oceanarium is a complex challenge. It beholds an intervention in a consolidated and dynamic public space. One of the aims is to bring together the relationship between the existing Building, that has a strong presence in the architectural imaginary of the Lisbon citizens, a space currently being qualified as an Architectural heritage.

Image Courtesy © Campos Costa Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © Campos Costa Arquitetos

  • Architects: Campos Costa Arquitetos
  • Project: Lisbon Aquarium New Extension
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Coordinator: Pedro Campos Costa
  • Concept: Pedro Campos Costa, Marta Onofre, Ivan Teixeira, Ana Mendes
  • Execution: Pedro Campos Costa, Duarte Santo, Mário Ferreira, Francisco Lemos, Marta Onofre, Alessia Allegri e Daniela Figueiredo
  • Main material:  ceramics facade
  • Building area:  3800 m2


A Storefront To Look Like An Aquarium in Budapest, Hungary by KISSMIKLOS

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Article source: KISSMIKLOS 

MONO is lifestyle retail, gallery, and events space concept located in the heart of Budapest, Hungary.  My task was to raise attention for the store’s summer sales. I designed an aquarium from the store’s huge glass windows that now hang out on the street.

Image Courtesy © Bálint Jaksa

Image Courtesy © Bálint Jaksa

  • Architects: KISSMIKLOS
  • Project: A Storefront To Look Like An Aquarium
  • Location: Kossuth Lajos u. 12. Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Bálint Jaksa


AQUARIUM in Antalya, Turkey by BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

The main design decisions of Antalya Aquarium project are determined with desire of vanishing in silhouette and creating harmony with topography. Pulling back of the ground floor, a shaded public area is created to beware from sun and profit from wind.  This shaded public area is the point of approach, gather and diffusion of the aquarium project. Also the shell of this area determines the information and fast-food areas, amphitheater and box office with its curves and waves.

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

  • Architects: BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects
  • Project: AQUARIUM
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Photography: Ket Kolektif
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Construction period: 2011-2012
  • Site Area: 30.000 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 12.000m2
  • Client: Antalya Aquarium Company

The Eco-Aquaponic House by Michael Jantzen

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Eco-Aquaponic House was designed as a public exhibit for a botanical garden to illustrate the potentials of growing fish and plants together in an eco-friendly and symbiotic way. This process called Aquaponic Gardening, merges fish and plants together. Waste deposited by the fish is cycled through the roots of the plants as a fertilizer. The plants filter the water and it is returned to the fish to cycle again and again. My Eco-Aquaponic House is basically a machine designed to facilitate this process in a very energy efficient and eco-friendly way.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The Eco-Aquaponic House
  • Status: Unbuilt

SIAMESE BLOSSOM in Raminthra Road, Bangkok by Somdoon Architects Ltd

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: Somdoon Architects Ltd

Siamese Blossom is a townhouse project on Raminthra Road, a suburb on the north of Bangkok. The scheme aims to create a living space within greenery, conveying a sense of community and to fix the common problems of townhouses. These include a lack of natural ventilation and a lack of natural light found in a long and narrow plot.

Image Courtesy © Somdoon Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Somdoon Architects Ltd
  • Location: Raminthra Road, Bangkok
  • Client: Siamese Asset Co. Ltd.
  • Landscape architect: Sanitas Studio Co.Ltd

Auditorium and multifunctional building in Muskiz, Spain by Virai Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Article source: Virai Arquitectos

This project proposed a mixed-use building for the municipality of Muskiz with public functions (a small auditorium and a youth centre) and private functions (offices, bars and retail), organized by means of a public square with a covered gallery. The municipality of Muskiz is dominated by the presence of a big refinery, visible from the motorway from Bilbao to Santander. The public square is opened towards the south, the views and the sun; it is closed towards the north, to protect itself from the dominant winds and severe rainfalls and to conceal the ever-present view on the refinery and its chimneys.

Image Courtesy Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Virai Arquitectos
  • Project: Auditorium and multifunctional building
  • Location: calle de Cendeja 21, Muskiz, Vizcaya, Spain.
  • First prize competition: October 2001
  • Working project: 2002
  • Working period: 2002-2003
  • Client: Municipality of Muskiz
  • Software used: Brick Cad and Tricalc


Elevated Brood in United Kingdom, London by Factory Fifteen

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Article source: Factory Fifteen

The “Paper Nautilus” was the main inspiration for the aquarium. The architect imitates the way it hangs its eggs from the strongest part of its shell by my placement of exhibit displays. The elevated, shell-like structure is a brood for the display chandeliers that can be lowered independently via remote control by the visitor. The maintenance of the fish decreases the further out onto the water they are, inside the linear repetition of the chandeliers themselves, coupled with the solar lilies, the further structures become almost completely independent.

Elevated Brood

  • Architects: Factory Fifteen
  • Project: Elevated Brood
  • Location: United Kingdom, London


Batumi Aquarium in The Republic of Georgia by Henning Larsen

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal for Batumi Aquarium is inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach – shaped by sea currents through millennia. The building stands out as an iconic rock formation visible from both land and sea. The formation constitutes four self-supporting exhibition areas with each stone representing a unique marine biotype – the Aegean Sea & the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Black Sea & the Red Sea and finally the more interactive exhibition space for teaching and “edutainment”.

Batumi Aquarium External View 1

Batumi Aquarium External View 1


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