Den Blå Planet

Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark

Den Blå Planet—the Blue Planet—is one of Europe’s biggest aquariums. It’s organized into three main zones—northern lakes and seas, the oceans, and tropical rivers and lakes—so you can explore typical Scandinavian habitats, or view sea otters, herring, and crayfish, or keep the kids entertained by tracking down more exotic creatures such as piranhas, electric eels, and poison frogs. The Danes take a matter-of-fact approach to their wildlife and often do workshops in which visitors are invited to watch an animal being dissected. Located close to Copenhagen Airport, the aquarium is easily reached by public transportation.

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National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is Northern Europe’s largest aquarium with thousands of animals and seven million liters of water.

The building’s architecture was inspired by the circulating currents of the whirlpool. From the entrance, the visitor steps into the vortex of the whirlpool – the round lobby – and is drawn inside the spiral towards the 53 aquariums and installations.

The building is located directly facing the Øresund and is surrounded by a circular reflection pool. National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is thus encircled by water on all four sides.

As Northern Europe’s largest and most modern aquarium, National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is located at a central traffic junction close to the Metro, train connections, the motorway, and Copenhagen Airport.

In other words, it is difficult to overlook National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet whether you are arriving by land, water, or by air.

The entire floor space of Denmark’s new aquarium, National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet on Amager, is approx. 10,000 m2. The outdoor area covers 2,000 m2 in addition to parking facilities.

Architect and lead consultant for the project: 3XN A/S.

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