The Blue Planet – the new Danish Aquarium

The Blue Planet – the new Danish Aquarium

In 2013 Denmark will have a new national aquarium: The Blue Planet. The aquarium by architects 3XN and Moe & Brødsgaard will be an exceptional architectonic masterpiece and also a sustainable building. Energy optimization incorporated from the start Energy optimization and other environmental initiatives are being incorporated during the project design to ensure the greatest possible energy efficiency. The right lighting and control saves energy Much energy will be saved using the right lighting and control. LED lighting and movement sensors to turn the light off automatically will be used wherever appropriate and daylight control will be used in the café and the office facilities. Seawater cooling reduces the energy consumption There is a special focus on energy consumption for heating and cooling the great volumes of water. Seawater will be used for direct cooling of the reservoirs in the cold months. In the warmer months a cooling machine is used. The possibility of ground water cooling is currently being investigated. Rainwater harvesting from the roof Rainwater will be harvested from the great roof surface and used for the fresh water reservoirs – saving valuable drinking water and relieving the drainage system. Healthy materials The choice of material will be based on life cycle analysis securing a healthy building for the audience and nature alike.

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