In Progress: Primorsky Aquarium / OJSC Primorgrajdanproekt

© Alexander Hitrov

Architects: OJSC Primorgrajdanproekt
Location: , Russia
Project Leader: Igor Moskalenko
Design Team: Yulia Otlyachkina, Victor Zaycev, Anna Ushakova, Sergey Skobelev
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 35,000 sqm
Photographs: Alexander Hitrov

The Primorsky Aquarium of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences is being built at the request of the President of the Russian Federation.


There will be an exhibit building with a Dolphinarium in the aquarium. There will be a research center located nearby.

© Alexander Hitrov

Even now the building amazes with its size. It is 150 meters wide, and overall size is about 35 000 square meters. The volume of the tanks in the exhibit building is more than 10,000 cubic meters. The two biggest tanks will hold about 7,000 tons.

The underwater worlds of the all five oceans will be represented in the Primorsky Aquarium. There will be around 500 species of marine and fresh water inhabitants. The complex of different sized tanks will allow visitors to see life of the inhabitants of Russian water zones such as the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea, Lake Baikal, the Amur River and Lake Khanka; as well as the inhabitants of polar cold seas, warm tropic seas and rivers and open ocean territories.


The Primorsky Aquarium, without a doubt is going to be a unique facility. Beautiful exhibits, different interesting tours, educational programs for children and adults, shows with marine mammals, interactions with dolphins, comfortable leisure areas, beautiful territory with diverse landscape with parks and waterfalls, shops and cafes — all these will make the aquarium one of the favorite places of leisure and entertainment for residents and guests of Vladivostok.

Cite: Gaete, Javier. "In Progress: Primorsky Aquarium / OJSC Primorgrajdanproekt" 04 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • John Smith

    lol that is terrible
    they are destroying all the vegetation for that!

  • Dmitry Degtyarev

    наши не могут без ассоциаций 1 порядка…выглядит как детский идиотизм…в Симферополе такой аэропорт хотели влепить…тоже воздушные ворота Крыма – жемчужина Украины…позор

  • matveev rt

    ну и хуйня)

  • Reni Puls

    Simply magnificent!

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  • sabina

    oh my gosh *_*

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  • Guest

    I would say this is the crown of kitsch but than of course there is Dubai…

  • Jacob

    will it be a self sufficient in terms of energy consumption to run the aqaurium? … remember Maxxi Museum in Rome cannot sustain itself with energy consumption. In fact part of it is closed becuase the governmnet cannot keep up with the budget.

  • Aleх

    Сразу виден наш заказчик

  • multyflower

    шарик на входе порадовал. тиснутая тесселейтом геосфера напомнила мне счастливые годы изучения возможностей 3Дмакса. тогда все казалось волшебным и замечательным. кто-то видимо так же осваивает 3Дмакс и решил свои опусы еще и построить. удачи.

  • Nicole lippard

    animals do not belong in captivity