AquaDom, the world's largest cylindrical aquarium

02 enero 2007

Placed at the lobby of the Radisson SAS Hotel in Berlin, the 25 meters high AquaDom is the largest cylindrical aquarium ever built. Filled with about 900,000 liters of seawater, it contains some 2600 fish of 56 species.

Combined with a vast amount of sandblasted glass, the giant AquaDom gives a transparent-like feeling to the lobby. Guests and visitors are able to travel through the aquarium in a glass-enclosed elevator to reach a sightseeing point and restaurant under the glass roof. Two full-time divers are responsible for the care and feeding of the fish and maintenance of the aquarium.

Some of the interior rooms and suites look out over the atrium, offering "ocean views" of the AquaDom.




Construction

The AquaDom was opened in December 2003. It cost about 12.8 million euros. The acrylic glass cylinder was constructed by the U.S. company Reynolds Polymer Technology. The outside cylinder was manufactured on-site from four pieces; the inside cylinder for the elevator was delivered in one piece. The Aquadom is the largest acrylic glass cylinder in the world, with a diameter of over 11 meters, built on a 9 meters tall concrete foundation.





More info: 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5

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  1. R2K dijo...
  2. That is so great : )

  3. Anónimo dijo...
  4. So..you mentioned sandblasted glass...and there's no sandblasting of glass mentioned...nor is there any need for it...and for that matter it's not actually glass though they call it acrylic glass...never the less, a nice piece and beautiful concept...let's hope to see more of these.

  5. Creekmore dijo...
  6. Wow genius, trying to make it sound like your the expert on glass, bet you could build one yourself and make it better. Anyways the aquarium is awesome, i think i'll go see it

  7. zenun dijo...
  8. what's wrong with this faggots cnat they just enjoy the wonder that has been created but have to post stupid coments.

  9. Anónimo dijo...
  10. i was therelast year. very impressve. they actually builded a vsitor-entrance so visitors dont come in (its a exclusive hotel with 4 or even 5 (yes 5 )) stars.
    pretty lausy that u have to pay 4 euros to take the elevator as a visitor. i think its free for guests

  11. Anónimo dijo...
  12. "more info" link number 4 points to "httphttp://www.icm-corp.com/da_construction.htm"
    If you intended for the link to work, i'd remove the first http from there.

  13. Goldwing dijo...
  14. That must be so incredible to scuba in.

  15. Marcus Byron Cheney dijo...
  16. I love fish tanks!

    check this out!

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  17. 你好,上帝 dijo...
  18. 这个非常漂亮的...
    like it

  19. Baby Jebus dijo...
  20. Amazing... I want one

  21. Anónimo dijo...
  22. wow amazing! wounder is feel to dive there.

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  23. Anónimo dijo...
  24. Anonymous said...

    So..you mentioned sandblasted glass...and there's no sandblasting of glass mentioned...nor is there any need for it...and for that matter it's not actually glass though they call it acrylic glass...never the less, a nice piece and beautiful concept...let's hope to see more of these.

    this....is not any way to write...a sentence.....one full stop will.....do.....you are not william.....shatner...

  25. Anónimo dijo...
  26. Combined with a vast amount of sandblasted glass, the giant AquaDom gives a transparent-like feeling to the lobby. Guests and visitors are able to travel through the aquarium in a glass-enclosed elevator to reach a sightseeing point and restaurant under the glass roof. Two full-time divers are responsible for the care and feeding of the fish and maintenance of the aquarium.

    RTFA

  27. Anónimo dijo...
  28. For those questioning the glass comment in the article:

    I too believe it is acrylic glass. I have been into fish/aquariums (nowhere near this size, 300ish gallons is the largest) for many years.

    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/aquariums/614

    It amazes me that people won't even attempt to find the truth, even when handed to them.

  29. Anónimo dijo...
  30. I think the sandblased glass is the windows around the lobby that surrounds the tank. It says "Combined with the vast amounts of sandblasted glass...". The word combined means they're not talking about the AquaDom but something else.

    Some people need to learn to read

  31. Anónimo dijo...
  32. HAHAHA!! I PEED in your aquarium!!!

  33. Anónimo dijo...
  34. Wow! That is so cool! Damn good idea & i'm really more amazed by the fact it only cost 12 million euros to make it. Thats roughly about 9 million pounds i think, which is roughly how much our council waste on putting a new roundabout in!! lol! Why can't i live in Germany where they have innovative & interesting design but without wasting shed-loads of money (i.e our tax's!) on it!

  35. Anónimo dijo...
  36. The sandblasted glass is on the windows of the building not the fish tank....

    calm down.

  37. Anónimo dijo...
  38. SANDBLASTED GLASSS!!!! INTERNET WAHH!!

  39. mysticdragon57 dijo...
  40. I agree with Zenun, can't people just enjoy the beauty & the unique design? If you don't like it, don't look at it. If you can do better then get to work & prove it! But don't degrade it just to see yourself in print.

  41. Anónimo dijo...
  42. http://www.icm-corp.com/portfolio_DomAquaree.cfm
    Is the link with the information about this wonder aquarium. It's all Acrylic, no glass.
    Also check out their other projects. Amazing the projects they have created.
    Also check out http://www.reynoldspolymer.com/go.cfm/portfolio
    if you wish to see other great aquariums.

  43. Anónimo dijo...
  44. been there twice and i have to say it's pretty impressive to say the least.

  45. Anónimo dijo...
  46. I figure they will build one in Shanghai soon. They seem to have everything in Shanghai. Fastest train tallest buildings. They want to be number one!

    Luke
    www.ddsclub.com
    www.chou.cn

  47. Anónimo dijo...
  48. It's a great attraction but look at the safety side of the construction!
    What the hell,wasn't there supervisors in this project? So mutch
    of the EU safety standards!
    Sepi.

  49. Anónimo dijo...
  50. i want to see this sooooooo bad! i also want to swim in it!

  51. Anónimo dijo...
  52. Sand blasted glass is used for the bottom covering. They are like the little pieces of glass you find at some beaches. The glass is smooth and it has a satin like finish to it.

  53. Anónimo dijo...
  54. About the glass question: The cylinder is actually made of acrylic glass which is chemically welded using a new technology so it becomes seamless. That is in my opinion the most exciting thing about it. The technique was developed and the Aquarium designed and built by ICM (http://icm-corp.com/).
    I have no relation whatsoever with that company and place that link only for the technically interested. On that site there is also a link to an article about the AquaDom.

  55. Anónimo dijo...
  56. Why oh why oh why is everyone so interested in the glass. I think there may be some people out there who need to get out more and just look at things.

  57. Elizabeth dijo...
  58. I mean...doesn't anyone care about the fish? The reef setup they opted to use? I'm assuming for such a large tank and considering the ratio of number to fish compared to number of species, it's a community/schooling tank... I mean, I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering/interested in its current contents...

  59. annerose dijo...
  60. These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.

  61. soul dijo...
  62. soo cool

  63. Gus dijo...
  64. I want one of those!

  65. Anónimo dijo...
  66. I'd like to advertise on this page. Can you email me at jsmith 01 @ gmail .com?

  67. xaviº dijo...
  68. How much to sleep in Radisson SAS Hotel? very nice but too very expensive!!

  69. Anónimo dijo...
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  71. Anónimo dijo...
  72. ¡Qué escándalo!

  73. Anónimo dijo...
  74. It should be mentioned among new seven wonders of the world!

  75. jose manuel dijo...
  76. there is a similar of this in Tenerife. The park is called Loro Park.

  77. Meds for All dijo...
  78. awesome pictures...i have not found Shark in this aquarium..:)

  79. ceyda ateş dijo...
  80. that is so great

  81. sohbet odaları dijo...
  82. wow..... great..

  83. sohbet odaları dijo...
  84. wow... its great!

  85. Tony dijo...
  86. Good Job! :)

  87. Valencia dijo...
  88. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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  89. Anónimo dijo...
  90. I wonder: how about the water pressure on the diver when he is (nearly) at the bottom?
    Yorzolino

  91. Donald dijo...
  92. While people may have different views still good things should always be appreciated. Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!