3XN: blue planet aquarium open to the public
3XN: blue planet aquarium open to the public 3XN: blue planet aquarium open to the public
mar 20, 2013
3XN: blue planet aquarium open to the public


‘blue planet’ by 3XN, copenhagen, denmark
image © adam mørk

 

 

the small town of kastrup in denmark celebrates the public opening of its newest aquarium designed by local practice 3XN. the ‘blue planet aquarium‘ is derived from the nautical swirl, a pattern repeated not only in the fluid behavior of water but throughout marine wildlife design as well, the radial shape also dictates the organization of spaces and circulation. the tentacle-like structure seems to hover over a reflecting pool, and once inside the visitor is immersed within several underwater ocean-scapes; similar to the function of a whirlpool, the project pulls the guest into the deep blue to observe the sea life.

 

 


video © 3XN

 

 

 

a glass roof in the entrance foyer supports a shallow pool of water that filters natural sunlight and projects kinetic aqueous lines and sunspots into the space below. immediatelyone finds themselves in the central round room, the connection hub to the various winding thematic wings where guests can choose to explore the river, lake, or ocean.


reflecting pool
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located next to, and overlooking the øresund strait fosters a land-sea relationship where guests always have a visual connection to the real deal. the vortex-like footprint also mirrors the dynamic nature of water. the lines dictated by the metallic structure are continued onto the site through landscaping and make it possible to add on more exhibit areas by simple extending the wings of the building.


image © adam mørk


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roof panel detail
image © blå planet


image © adam mørk


reception room
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image © adam mørk


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image © adam mørk


reflection in the pool
image © blå planet

 

 

 

drawings


floor plan – illustrated
image © blå planet

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


roof plan

 

 


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elevation

 

 


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roof axonometric

 

 


interior axonometric

 

 


model

 

 

project info:

 

address: kajakvej, 2770 kastrup, denmark
client: the blue planet building foundation (realdania, knud højgaards fond, tårnby kommune)
function: aquarium
gross floor area: 9,000 sqm
year: 2013
architect: 3XN
3XN team: kim herforth nielsen, jan ammundsen, bo boje larsen, stig vesterager gothelf, eva hviid-nielsen, majbritt lerche madsen, rasmus hjortshøj,
peter feltendal, bodil nordstrøm, christina melholdt broegaard, nis timmer, christian bundegaard, ida s. greisen, martin rejnholt frederiksen, torsten wang,
simon hartmann-petersen, mans nijkamp, ulrich pohl, kasper guldager jørgensen, martin jonsbak, lasse lind, jesper thøger christensen, mogens bruun jepsen,
carsten olsen, pernille uglvig jessen, stine de bang

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