The underwater world remains a mystery for many. To unravel what inside it, this observatory center in Australia comes to help. As much as the old observatory offered dreamy sights, that one will soon be replaced with another building. London Architecture firm Baca Architects has designed a whale-shaped building as the Australian Underwater Discovery Centre.
This playful marine observatory will be partially submerged in the sea in Western Australia and give visitors a stunning view of life below the surface of the water.
By replacing the old building, the new one will allow the visitors to see what’s happens beneath the surface of the sea. This building it’s meant to be the biggest of its kind since there has been a high demand to see the underwater world in its own habitat.
The unique form, which features the whale’s “head” rising out of the water, was picked for the marine observatory after a public vote between three possible concepts. The other options were a partially submerged cave known as the Rock, and the other was an abstract ship design known as Voyage.
But to the jury, the design of the whale’s head peeking out of the water was more appealing, with the windows set in place to imitate the eyes of the whale, through which the visitors will be able to see the open water and the marine creatures in it. This observatory will be big enough to accommodate a huge crowd and give them an awesome experience.