Architects: OJSC Primorgrajdanproekt
Location: Vladivostok, 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.
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.