AQUA - AQUARIUM SCHÖNBRUNN
Team: Gerner Gerner Plus | Oliver Gerner, Matthias Bresseleers, Viola Habicher
3XN | Jan Ammundsen, Maria Tkacova, Peter Stilling, Juan Ramirez, Eliana Nigro, Sang Yeun Lee, Hans-Henrik Munk
Partnerbüro: 3XN A/S
Auftraggeber: Burghauptmannschaft Österreich
Due to the soft implementation into the existing environment, the new aquarium fits perfectly into the ensemble of the Zoo Schönbrunn. Like a cloth, the landscape covers the building and creates a connection between existing paths. By embedding and respectful dealing with the historic axes, a new modern but not loudly prominent aquarium is created.
Elegant, simple and mysterious, the new aquarium presents itself. The open entrance communicates with the visitors and invites them to dive into a new underwater world. A simple soft curve, indicating the entrance, signalizes that something extraordinary is starting, but does not reveal too much:
A clear visual identity – a logo, a wave that makes visitors curious and plunges into the world of the seas.