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AIA gives 2016 Twenty-Five Year Award to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
If you've ever been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it's full of memorable sights — from the towering kelp forests inside to clear views of the Pacific Ocean outside. It's a tourist hotspot for anyone visiting the Bay Area. Completed in 1984 and designed by San Francisco architecture…

3XN-Designed ‘The Blue Planet’ about to Open as Northern Europe’s Largest Aquarium

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Back in July of 2008, we reported that 3XN had won the international design competition for Denmark's new The Blue Planet aquarium with an exciting whirlpool-shaped proposal right outside of Copenhagen. Now the inauguration day of the completed building has come, and the $127M-aquarium…

Basel Aquarium Entry by HHF and BURCKHARDT+PARTNER

Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012
Only a few days ago, we published the winning entries of the Basel Ozeanium Aquarium competition with Boltshauser Architekten taking the First Place. Here is now also the winner of the Second Place, the entry "Watergate" by collaborating Swiss firms HHF and BURCKHARDT+PARTNER.

Boltshauser Architekten Wins Basel Aquarium Competition, Zaha Hadid only 3rd

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012
In the international architectural competition for the new 'Ozeanium' Aquarium in Basel, Switzerland, the proposal 'Seacliff' by Boltshauser Architekten has been selected as the winning entry. The Zurich-based firm beat out tough competition from big architectural names, like Zaha Hadid Architects, who came in third, or David…

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…

Henning Larsen Architects wins Batumi Aquarium in Georgia

Posted: Thursday, July 01, 2010
Henning Larsen Architects has won first prize for its significant concept for a new aquarium in the Georgian seaport of Batumi.


Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Danish architects 3XN were announced winners of the competition on the new Denmark’s Aquarium, ‘The Blue Planet’, planned to open 2013. Inspired by the whirl streams of the sea, shoals of fish, and swirling starlings turning the sky black, 3XNs winning proposal is called ‘Whirlpool’. Indeed, from the round…

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