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Batumi Aquarium in Georgia Named ‘Architecture of the Year’
Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 |

The proposal for Batumi Aquarium in the Republic of Georgia, designed by Danish Henning Larsen Architects, has been named ‘Architecture of the Year 2010’ in the Conceptual Category at the International Design Awards (IDA) in Los Angeles. The IDA program seeks to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in architecture and design.

In connection with this year’s award, the IDA Competition Director, Jade Tran, states: “The work (of Henning Larsen Architects) is truly exceptional, and through a difficult jurying process, the design was chosen as the best in its field.”

Henning Larsen Architects' competition-winning design for the new Aquarium in Batumi, Georgia

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Henning Larsen Architects' competition-winning design for the new Aquarium in Batumi, Georgia

Batumi Aquarium will be situated adjacent to the black sea in the Georgian seaport of Batumi. The aquarium constitutes four self-supporting exhibition areas where each of the four stones represents a unique marine biotype: Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea/Red Sea, Aegean Sea, and the Indian Ocean. The four separate exhibitions are connected by a central, multipurpose space including a café, auditorium, and retail functions with views of the Black Sea and Batumi Beach.

Henning Larsen Architects won the project in an international competition in 2010, and the building is expected to commence construction in August 2013.

Night rendering

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Night rendering

Visualization, entrance

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Visualization, entrance

Visualization, aquarium interior

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Visualization, aquarium interior

Visualization, landscape

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Visualization, landscape

See more plans in the image gallery below. All images courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects.

East West elevation Site plan Plan level 00 Section Conceptual diagram


Comments:
smart
Monday, May 09, 2011
This is really astonishingly dumb.

Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

(That's a bad thing...)

not smart
United States
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
the comment from smart is astonishingly dumb as well

Ryan
Los Angeles
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Ew

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