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Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, California
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Located at the center of the Queensway Bay waterfront development, this aquarium serves as both an icon for the community and a metaphor for the ocean it adjoins. Inside and out, the building is a fluid, organic space in which the traditional barriers between people, architecture, exhibits, and the natural environment are purposefully dissolved. Along with exhibits and educational spaces such as classrooms, hands-on learning labs, and a theater, the aquarium has a café and three terraces that overlook the ocean.

Client
Aquarium of the Pacific
Size
160,000 SF
Awards
2007 Liveable Buildings Award
Energy Use Intensity
Predicted: 117 kbtu/sf/yr
Measured: N/A
Scope
Architecture
New Construction