Lissoni Architettura Designs NYC Aquarium

Posted on May 06 2016

New York ocean lovers rejoice, a brand new aquarium may be arriving to the city sooner than you think. In a contest held by arch out loud, over 556 participants submitted proposals for a brand new aquarium set to be located near the East River and the Eleventh Street Basin. Lissoni Architettura, spearheaded by Piero Lissoni, submitted the winning proposal. Says Lissoni, 'the project creates a dynamic system that interacts with its surroundings, offering multiple ways to experience the water world. The site is excavated to become a large and unique water basin, with the Aquarium and the Marine Centre a submerged island accessed via a pathway. A sloping beachfront covers the Parking area to form a panoramic public space, while a boardwalk surrounds the basin and becomes a floating ring connecting the two waterfronts and encompassing the Aquarium and its sliding roof, a green island that closes to become a planetarium protecting the arena and the biome domes within.' Take a look at more images below and click here for more awesome NYC design news.

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