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Swirling architecture

Denmark now has a new architectural landmark in National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet on Amager.

The building’s architecture was inspired by the circulating currents of the whirlpool. From the entrance, the visitor steps into the vortex of the whirlpool – the round lobby – and is drawn inside the spiral towards the 53 aquariums and installations.

The building is located directly facing the Øresund and is surrounded by a circular reflection pool. National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is thus encircled by water on all four sides.

As Northern Europe’s largest and most modern aquarium, National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is located at a central traffic junction close to the Metro, train connections, the motorway, and Copenhagen Airport.

In other words, it is difficult to overlook National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet whether you are arriving by land, water, or by air.

The entire floor space of Denmark’s new aquarium, National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet on Amager, is approx. 10,000 m2. The outdoor area covers 2,000 m2 in addition to parking facilities.

Architect and lead consultant for the project: 3XN A/S.

SEE ALSO History

National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet replaces Denmark’s Aquarium in Charlottenlund. The original aquarium closed in November 2012 after 73 years.