This Underwater Restaurant Has Just Been Completed In Norway And It Looks Magnificent!
Europe is that continent of the world which has many great architectural wonders; be it the Eiffel Tower of France, or the Colosseum of Rome, or the Greek Parthenon of the Athens. Architectural marvels such as these and others have made Europe a paradise for anyone interested in studying the depths of architectural creativity. And now, Europe is going to get another cap in its feather with its first underwater restaurant, which will give the customers a unique experience of dining under the sea. Named as ‘Under’, the restaurant is going to be constructed near the village of Båly, located in Southern Norway.
1Now enjoy your food seated under the sea
The naming of the restaurant is quite impressive we must say; because firstly, people will be able to enjoy food seated ‘Under’ the sea, and secondly because in Norwegian this word can be translated into ‘Wonder.’ The construction will start next year and the owners, Gaute and Stig Ubostad hope to open the restaurant by 2019. Now obviously by the first looks of the design, Under looks more like a concrete container which has been just left at the sea, but when you step inside, you will see and experience a whole new world. Read on further to know more about the wonder ‘Under.’
2The amazing creation
I guess some of you will agree with me when I say that this building looks like there is an element of mystery clouded in the surrounding air. But, isn’t the environment of the seas and oceans quite like the ambiance which is being created by the building? We never know what we may find while we are in the ocean or even near it on the shore. And talking about this particular structure, we can certainly say that the makers of the restaurant are going to make a perfect masterpiece.
3Who was the architect?
A Norwegian Architect Bureau, Snøhetta is designing this building. It is for the first time that they have designed an underwater restaurant, but have done a great job, and we can say this because when Under opens in 2019, people will descend through three levels to be seated in a gourmet restaurant through which they would be able to see the marine life of the area. The makers have also taken the help of local partners in building their dream-project. The structure will be constructed on a barge, and then it will be towed into its position. With the help of a Heavy Lift Vessel, the structure will be installed with barge submersion and then it will be placed in the right position.
4The design and structural elements
Under’s monolithic form is going to break through the surface of the water to lie against the shoreline. The structure is going to rest directly on the seabed, around 5-meters below the main surface of the water. The structure will have around meter-thick walls, which will be able to withstand any kind of shock or pressure from the sea conditions. Giving the customers a unique experience, Under will have massively huge acrylic windows which will offer the panoramic view of the amazing seabed.