Barrier Island Aquarium
August 2013 - December 2013
Barrier Island Aquarium in an architectural project conceived in the beginning of my 5th year of Architectural studies at FAU. The core concept was to immerse the users in the space as if they were the aquatic life. The building is divided into the five different oceans; Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern Antarctic with a core for circulation to all five oceans. Each ocean pod will give the user the full experience of that particular ocean's aquatic life. The double skinned facade helps to reduce the amount of heat applied to the buildings, the users and the aquatic life. As you walk beneath the atrium, both inside and out, you experience the light shimmering through, making it appear as if you are withing the ocean swimming among the fish.