Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Under Celebrates Marine Diversity And Serves Dinner

Snøhetta architectural firm has designed Europe’s first underwater restaurant on the southern Norwegian shoreline. Called "Under" (which also means "wonder" in Norwegian), it will rest directly on the sea bed five meters below the water’s surface and is built to withstand pressure and shock from the rugged sea conditions. The restaurant’s massive windows will offer a view of the seabed as it changes throughout the seasons and varying weather conditions.

Outside opening hours, parts of the restaurant will be dedicated to a marine biology research center. The building itself will become an artificial mussel reef as mollusks cling to it.

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Via PfRC

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