Ocean lovers looking for an interesting eating experience need to look no further. Under, In Norway, is the principal submerged restaurant in Europe and the biggest on the planet.
Planned by Snøhetta, it doesn’t just serve visitors but it also functions as a marine research center. Without a doubt, it has the right to be on our bucket lists.
A Unique Piece Of Architecture
An immense, strong block arising out of the surface of the ocean: this isn’t something you have seen previously. The 111-foot long structure sits on the seabed underneath and coordinates delightfully with the scene.
In Norwegian, Under implies both ‘beneath’ and ‘wonder’, and no name could be more fitting. Simply take a look at it.
As time goes by the restaurant will adapt more with the environment, as limpets and kelp begin making it their home. Its rough concrete will turn into a artificial reef and welcome marine life.
A Masterpiece Of Design
While thick walls protect it from the harsh ocean, within it looks quiet and warm. In the corridor, a tall all-encompassing window offers a great view seabed and the existence moving around it.
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, designer and founder of Snøhetta, clarified:
“Under is a natural progression of our experimentation with boundaries. As a new landmark for Southern Norway, Under proposes unexpected combinations of pronouns and prepositions, and challenges what determines a person’s physical placement in their environment.”
“In this modern architecture building, you may find yourself underwater, over the seabed, between land and sea. This will offer you new perspectives and ways of seeing the world, both beyond and beneath the waterline.”
A Fine Dining Experience
Normally, the food experience is additionally amazing in everything about. With Nicolai Ellitsgaard from praised restaurant Måltid in Kristiansand as the Head Chef, it couldn’t be something else.
The dishes center around great food that is local and sustainable. Following the idea of the restaurant, everything is aligned with nature.
A Warm Interior Design
Coming from the turbulent, flighty climate outside, entering the restaurant resembles dropping into a warm, safe den. The wooden insides and delicate lighting make an inviting air to welcome the visitors.
The tones likewise have their part, accentuating the change from the surface to the ocean bottom. Everything, from the shades of the normal materials, adds to a feeling of tranquility.
A Center For Research
There is something else entirely to Under than meets the eye. Truth be told, the restaurant is likewise an exploration place for concentrates on marine life.
Groups of analysts will actually want to contemplate life and its progressions on account of cameras outside the construction. This will permit them to notice fish and other ocean animals intently.
The task targets gathering information about species and populace elements. Utilizing AI instruments, scientists will actually want to screen changes in ocean life.
A Story Of Contrast
In the vision of Snøhetta, everything about Under is contrast. Above and underneath, human-made and nature, ocean and land all meet in this astonishing venture.
Rune Grasdal, lead designer for the café, clarified:
“For most of us, this is a totally new world experience. It’s not an aquarium. It’s the wildlife of the North Sea. That makes it much more interesting. It takes you directly into the wildness. If the weather is bad, it’s very rough. It’s a great experience and to sit here and be safe, allowing nature so close to you. It’s a very romantic and nice experience.”
“The idea was to make a tube that would bring people from above sea level down under the sea. That transition is easy to understand, but it’s also the most effective way to do it. It also feels secure, but you don’t feel trapped.”
Visiting Under would be a unique encounter. Until we can be there after this pandemic, we can begin longing for a mystical supper under the ocean.