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Europe's First Underwater Restaurant Let's You Eat Dinner 15 Feet Below The Sea

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Europe's First Underwater Restaurant Let's You Eat Dinner 15 Feet Below The Sea

Enter this rugged concrete structure, grab a flute of champagne, and wander down to the underwater viewing area for one for one of the most unique dining experiences on earth!

This is UNDER, Europe's first underwater dining concept. Designed by Oslo architecture studio Snøhetta, this sturdy structure sits half underwater, half above in Norway's southernmost coastline.

Created to look like a sunken periscope, UNDER's panoramic window room sits 15 feet under the sea. And to withstand the tumultuous weather conditions, the walls are constructed with 3 feet of concrete.

"Under’s namesake holds a double meaning: In Norwegian, “under” can just as well be translated into “wonder”," explains the project creators. "Half-sunken into the sea, the building’s monolithic form breaks the water surface to lie against the craggy shoreline. More than an aquarium, the structure will become a part of its marine environment, coming to rest directly on the sea bed five meters below the water’s surface."

UNDER can handle up to 100 diners at a time. And when it isn't being used as a restaurant, the facility will double as an ocean research center. Read the full project brief for UNDER here.

Via Archinect & Ufunk

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