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Ocean Space Center Norway – design by Snøhetta, architects
26 Apr 2014 – new larger photos of this building added to this page
Marine Technology Research Centre
Location: off the Norwegian coast near Trondheim
Ocean Space Center images: MIR
Area: 16,000 sqm approx.
Marintek Aquarium interior:
The Norwegian Marine Research Institute Marintek is leading a public-private initiative to build a World Ocean Space Centre in Trondheim by 2020. The concept has been called the third wave, referring to the historic opening of the first ship towing tank in Trondheim in 1939 and the ocean basin in 1981.
Original author: Norway Exports
The plan calls for the creation of a completely new marine technology centre possibly closer to the city centre of Trondheim, with an ocean basin placed in the middle of the sea. The existing marine technology centre is at Tyholt, just outside downtown Trondheim.
The current buildings house a ship model tank, ocean laboratory, Marintek, the Institute of Marine Technology, and various labs owned by NTNU. The World Ocean Space Centre will comprise 90,100 square metres of new space with 1,000 employees and 500 students if politicians approve the most ambitious alternative, costing up to NOK 10 billion.
Ocean Space Centre images / information from Snøhetta Architects, 27 Feb 2010
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