Futuristic aquaculture exhibition center will soon be set afloat in Norway

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The ‘Salmon Eye’ interactive tourist attraction will be placed in Hardangerfjord

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One of Norway’s largest fjords will soon be home to a floating “Salmon Eye” tourist attraction devoted to futuristic aquaculture.

A visually striking exhibition center will soon be placed in Norway’s Hardangerfjord as an interactive tourist attraction designed to shine a light on the nation’s innovative aquaculture industry.

Titled “Salmon Eye,” the project is a pontoon with an elliptical upper structure that resembles a fish eye. Its exterior resembles salmon skin, with 9,500 high-grade stainless steel panels made to look like scales.

The 650-square-meter interior will have an interactive exhibition area. Designed by Danish firm Kvorning Design & Communication, it’s intended to draw attention to aquaculture and “the possibilities for a sustainable way of fish farming.” Salmon Eye will highlight facts about global aquaculture with a focus solutions to environmental challenges and impacts on wild salmon.

Hardangerfjord is Norway’s fifth-longest fjord and is visited by thousands of tourists each year. Salmon Eye will only be accessible by water.

“The implementation of such a project requires the highest level of commitment from each of the participants involved, as nothing remotely similar we haven’t constructed before,” Fjodor Kvitš, a member of the Marketex Marine board, told the architecture content site Designboom. “The works are running as scheduled, and the steel structure has been sent for paint coating.”

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