The result of the competition for this project in Basel Switzerland has been announced and the winners are Boltshauser Architekten AG in collaboration with Crossley Architects and Advanced Aquarium Technologies as aquarium specialist architects.
Boltshauser Architekten and Crossley Architects collaborative entry combined planning of the overall facility including planning for the visitor experience, and integration of life support systems, exhibit design, acrylic panel and tunnel design, as well as specialist aquarium environments.
The anonymous competition by Basel Zoo saw 55 teams of architects, aquarium designers and planners submitting designs. Zaha Hadid Architect’s entry also in collaboration with Crossley Architects and AAT placed third out of the 15 shortlisted entries.
We are extremely happy with these results! The Boltshauser Architekten design features extensive rammed earth elements integrated into the building design which will make this aquarium unique. It embraces a significant environmental approach to the building design and aquarium principles.
Watch this space for further updates!