REFERENCE: DomAquarée, Berlin

The city quarter „DomAquarée“ is located directly on Berlin‘s magnificent boulevard „Unter den Linden“. You could almost say it is located at the heart of the centre, right in the middle of historical Berlin, just a few metres from the place where the city was founded nearly 800 years ago.

In a visible radius of just a few hundred meters, you can see the museum island, Berlin‘s cathedral, Alexanderplatz, the Red Town Hall, Schloßplatz, the opera house, „Unter den Linden“, Humboldt University and the „Hackeschen Höfe“.

Inside the city quarter, extraordinary spaces and areas have been created, impressively high and on a large scale, each in a world of its own!

Generous atriums and foyers, where the spectacular „Aqua-Dom“ fits in quite naturally, cafés, restaurants, galleries and shopping precincts. And the curved glass roofs over the equally integrated Radisson Hotel and the adjacent office and residential building give a wide panoramic view over the whole city.

The entire building complex has an intricate, state-of-the-art network of air-conditioning, sanitary and ventilation installations which was implemented reliably and without any problems using aquatherm pipe technology.

The heart of Berlin‘s new city quarter „DomAquarée“ is the so-called „Aqua Dom“. It is 25 m high and 11.5 m in diameter. A continuous column of 14 m in height accommodates nearly one million litres of water and resembles a reef with many different underwater creatures. This makes the „Aqua Dom“ the largest aquarium of its kind world-wide.

In order to put this project into practice, a completely new method of adhering acrylic glass was used for adhering the 16 to 22 cm thick acrylic glass components without any visible seams. Future visitors will be taken up to the roof through the inside of the aquarium in a glass two-storey lift, submerging them in the world of the coral reef and its inhabitants during this period. The lift cabin can accommodate 30 people at a time.