*스위스 바젤 아쿠아리움 국제현상 [ boltshauser architekten ] basel aquarium


스위스 바젤 주아쿠아리움 국제현상의 가장 큰 목표는 

바다생태환경의 단면을 지상위 건축물을 통해 이곳을 방문하는 방문객에게

적나라하게 전달하는 것입니다.  이러한 컨셉은 내외부 아쿠아리움을 구성하는 크레이와

트레스라임을 통하여 적층된 시간의 레이어와 같이 표현됩니다.

그리고 우리는 이렇게 시간의 레이어 속으로, 바다 단면 속으로 여행을

떠나게 됩니다.


reviewed by SJ



boltshauser architekten of switzerland has won the bid to design the basel zoo aquarium, beating out prominent architects such as bernard tschumi, david chipperfield, MVRDV and zaha hadid. their 'seacliff' proposal for the ozeanium was selected for its understated architecture and compact above-ground building space, as well as its clay and trass lime façade.

'all in all, the entries submitted were at an extremely high level and represented a wide range of interesting proposed solutions for the task and location at hand', explained jury member and basel canton master builder fritz schumacher. 'however, the restrained architectural language chosen by the winning project 'seacliff' was the best match for the public image cultivated by basel zoo. under this proposal the above-ground building space on the heuwaage site is smaller than for other competition entries, thus also offering the best solution from an urban development perspective.'





in february 2012, 55 teams bid to construct the basel zoo's aquarium. each one was composed of three parts: an architectural firm, aquarium designer and a general planner. from there, 15 were chosen to develop a proposal for the 'ozeanium'. the competition jury was composed of representatives from the cantonal construction and transport department, basel zoo representatives and a number of architects, deeming 'seacliff' the best fit for the zoo.


construction on the new building is set to commence in 2014, and if all goes as planned, the ozeanium will open its doors to the public in 2019.

 here is a look at some of the other proposals:



from  designboom


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