Inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach, continually shaped by the wash of the waves 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 where each of the four stones represents 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.
|The aquarium interacts with its surroundings and becomes a manifestation of nature itself.|
|/Anders Park, Project Manager|
The central, multipurpose space features a café and retail functions and, because of its flexible layout, is well suited for presentations and workshops.
The Batumi Aquarium will offer visitors an educational, entertaining and visually stimulating journey through the different seas. Its significant expression, inspired by nature, will not only make Batumi Aquarium a spectacular new landmark in Georgia but also a state of the art contribution to exploring life beneath the sea.
|ARCHITECT||Henning Larsen Architects|