Architecture and Giant Amazons

Den Blå Planet (The Blue Planet) opened in 2013 in Kastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen. It resembles a whirlpool when seen from above, and was designed by Danish architects  It covers a total of 12,000 m2 (130,000 sq ft), including the 10,000 m2 (110,000 sq ft) building and 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) outdoors.

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The Blue Planet contains about 7,000,000 litres (1,500,000 imp gal; 1,800,000 US gal) of water divided into 53 exhibits. In the first year of existence, the aquarium received approximately 1.3 million visitors – twice as many as expected.

Den Blå Planet 387_copyJust as the architecture is special and artistic, so are the giant freshwater fish from the Amazon. Look at those metal scales…and the intricate patterns on its head. Arowanas.

Surely  man can never compete  with nature in architecture.



27 comments on “Architecture and Giant Amazons

  1. I knew I will find something from our day – fantastic post .. I haven’t even gone through my images yet. Had a fantastic day .. but I thought it was far too expensive for what it was .. architecture, location and food … and some fishes amazing. I have to see what angle I will give my post.

    • Mmm, agree – far too expensive. Unnecessary to keep it expensive really – but I guess schools and many people will come anyway.

      • I had expected to be a lot more .. we only went around in circles, but we have done it … without the T-shirts. Wounder why they made it so small … the building is massive.

      • Yes, I wonder too – when you are building you are building – surely they could have counted on many visitors from the start.

  2. Tack för inspirationen Leya. Detta åker upp på besökslistan direkt. Det finns i en stadspaddling i Köpenhamn i oktober varje år och i år siktar vi på att ta oss dit. Detta blir perfekt att kombinera med besöket. Din närbild på taket fick mig att associera till Sydney Opera House

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