Monday 24 September 2018

Amazing images of Europe's first underwater restaurant

The restaurant will be partially submerged off the North Sea in Norway

Images via Snøhetta
Images via Snøhetta

Sean Nolan

Plans are in place for Europe's first underwater restaurant and the images released by the designers are simply stunning.

The restaurant, named Under, is set to be built partially in the North Sea off the coast of Norway.

Images via Snøhetta
Images via Snøhetta

Designers Snøhetta have published images of the proposed structure on their website and the completed project looks out of this world.

The structure will see diners enter above ground at the village of Baly - about five hours south of Oslo - and it will be made of concrete several feet thick.

Images via Snøhetta
Images via Snøhetta

The diners will be seated in a room that will be 17-feet below water, with capacity for 80 to 100 people.

However, the real star of the room is a 36-foot, floor-to-ceiling, acrylic window, allowing visitors to stare into the open sea while the eat.

According to the designers, the building will also be helpful to the marine environment as the exterior will be covered in a coarse surface that will allow molluscs such as mussells to live on the surface, cleaning the waters in the area.

And when not open for diners, the building will also be used as a marine biology research centre.

Images via Snøhetta
Images via Snøhetta

No date has yet been revealed for when the work may begin on the building but we suspect it will have a long waiting list when it does open its doors.

Images via Snøhetta
Images via Snøhetta

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