Jun 21, 2016
New York City Aquarium
Like sampling in music, where you take parts of an old record and connecting them with new musical parts to create new music, „fly“ tryies to transfer this approach into architecture. The idea is to take up a striking, existing building with historical significance for architecture and changing it that it is recorded with a new purpose in a new place.
The design for the new NYC Aquarium is a Hommage to Oscer Niemeyer‘s building „National Congress of Brazil“ in Brazilia, because the two shells are perfect for a Outdoor aquarium and the exterior effect is enormous on the New York skyline.
The design is divided into 2 areas. A top, the visible and imposing presents 2 aquariums in public space and a spacious lower region located below the plateau. Here you will find more aquariums you can walk along a terraced-like way and get more detailed information, a large exhibition, an auditorium for lectures and a restaurant and bar area.