Creative Union of Professional Studies HHF and Burckhardt + Partner drafted Ozeanium – new aquarium Basel Aquarium, located in the central city park in Basel (Switzerland).
Reorganization of green recreation area in Basel, and the construction of a new aquarium Ozeanium aimed at creating a more comfortable and modern recreational area for residents and visitors of the European city.
Ozeanium given the size adjacent facilities – swimming pool, indoor market and high-rise buildings. Volume “dent” is designed to be a significant renovation of the region of Basel. Archaic form of concrete building riddled with holes of various sizes and grooves.
Some of the spherical deepening in a structure are cropped with a vegetation and serve as a habitat for birds and shallow animals. Already in the dome-shaped zone of entrance, that is open from every quarter, giant weight of mass of the water located higher becomes obvious. All important functions of building also can be seen straight from here. Footlights conduce downward to the lobby and elevators, passage-ways and stairs are directed in a bar, to the temporal exhibitions and shop. All functions are accessible for visitors in invalid carriages, and also for guests with children in carriages. A new public zone is protected, being here outside that by means of diffraction grate is closed for the night court.
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