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MANAGE

OPERATE

CONSTRUCT

DESIGN

VISION

WE ARE DESIGNERS WE ARE INNOVATORS WE ARE AQUAMARINE

ABOUT We are a Design, Specialist Construction and Management company based in New Zealand. We specialise in the design, construction and management of Family Entertainment centers, Commercial aquariums, Luxury Resorts, Water Parks, Botanical Gardens, Discovery Centers, new attractions and many other architecture and design solutions. Aquamarine was founded by Nicholas Traviss who has been working Internationally in more than 20 countries bringing large and small projects to life. Mr Traviss is backed by a team of specialist designers, architects, engineers and project managers all over the world, who brings his own unique set of specialised skills and experience to strengthen and build on an already impressive international portfolio.

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Aquamarine’s creative teams network across the world believing quality design can transform, inspire and improve people’s lives. An essential part of successful urban developments, entertainment centres and attractions, along with quality retail, food and beverage can really enhance lives, strengthen the connections between people and create community with a shared sense of being. At Aquamarine we do it all, designing, delivering commercially effective urban entertainment centres and mixed-used complexes which create more harmonious, proud and prosperous communities. We live in the Beautiful South Pacific, so we try to give all the visitors to the facilities we design a touch of this atmosphere.

Since

1972

Projects

1,100

Visitors

350,000,000 5

OUR SERVICES AN INTELLIGENT DECISION At Aquamarine our mission is to deliver exceptional integrated design services. We are creative problem solvers by nature and serve our clients by listening to their concerns, understanding their goals and sharing in their vision.

TURN-KEY APPROACH Our multidisciplinary turn-key approach ensures that our projects are developed and managed to the highest possible specification and in the shortest possible time frame.

OUR GLOBAL NETWORK Combining our global market knowledge with technical expertise, we are informed by the client‘s needs and business cases to produce costeffective, sustainable and inspiring solutions.

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CONSTRUCTION

DESIGN Architecture Engineering Consultation Interior Design Exhibit Design Technical Renovation Visual Communications

CONCEPT AND MASTER PLANNING Ideation Feasibility Study Master Planning + Schematic Design Budgetary Planning + Estimating

PROJECT MANAGEMENT We manage all aspects of the project, from conception to completion.

Turnkey Construction Aquarium Specialist Construction Acrylic Panel Manufacturing and Installation Habitat Replication Aquatic Filtration Supply and Installation

OPERATIONS Operations Complex Management Maintenance Security Leasing Administration Marketing and Promotion Activities

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GALACTICA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Kogalym, Russia

AQUARIUM OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC New Zealand

EMAAR DUBAI MALL AQUARIUM

Principal Designer, Creative Direction & Management

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

OCEANLIFE AQUARIUM

VGP MARINE KINGDOM

Tauranga, New Zealand

Principal Designer, Construction and Management

MYSORE AQUARIUM Mysore, India

Principal Designer, Construction and management

2016–2014

Management and Operations Contract

Chennai, India

Principal Designer, Construction and Management TAT MALL AQUARIUM Tehran, Iran

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

PORT HURON AQUARIUM

JOMTIEN

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

Principal Designer

EMAAR DISCOVERY CENTRE

MALTA NATIONAL AQUARIUM

GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM

Istanbul, Turkey

Qawra, Malta

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

2013

Michigan, U.S.A.

Thailand

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

2012

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

2011

Principal Designer & Creative Direction WONSON AQUARIUM DPR Korea

Principal designer and Creative direction

2010

PREDATING 2005–1972 Over 1100 Various Projects ranging from High Cost Residential, Marinas, Hotels, Industrials and Specialist Architectural Projects. Management of all Design solutions, Building Architecture, Internal Architecture, Graphic Design, Consultant Co-ordination, Client Liaison, Engineering Consultant Co-ordination and overall design management.

TURKUAZOO UNDERWATER WORLD Istanbul, Turkey

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

BAKU AQUARIUM

ANTALYA AQUARIUM

Baku,Azerbaijan

2009

PLANET NEPTUN St Petersburg, Russian

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

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CHIANG MAI AQUARIUM

Antalya, Turkey

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

2008

Federation

Design Consultant VINPEARL AQUARIUM

PRIMORSKY OCEANARIUM

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Vladivostok, Russian

AQUARIA KLCC

Federation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Principal Designer & Creative Direction

2007

Design Consultant

Design Consultant

2006

2005

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Creative Direction

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

CHIANG MAI ZOO AQUARIUM A privately operated aquarium with a large variety of animals and a Acrylic tunnel measuring 133 meters was opened to the public of Chiang Mai Zoo in October 2008. The aquarium is a living museum that boast South East Asia’s largest and most spacious underwater pathway. The exhibits showcases various distinct environments that allows fresh water and salt water creatures to co-exist under one roof alongside representative territories from other significant ecosystems.

Completed

2008

7,250

Exhibits

Program, Months

30 10

Area, m2

12

The inspiration for this concept comes from the great Mekong River, a major waterway that feeds and quenches the thirst of millions of people across the six neighboring countries. The total area for the Aquarium was 7,250m2 and has one of the largest Aquarium exhibits in Asia.

Principle Designer

Technical and concept Exhibit Design Architecture

Creative Direction

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

TURKUAZOO AQUARIUM The aquarium at Forum Istanbul at Bayrampaşa spreads over 8,250m2 of a two-storey underground space. Since opening on 24 November 2009 it has become one of Istanbul’s main attractions, earning Superbrand status from the Superbrands Council of Turkey in 2012 and being awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor in 2013. Its more than 10,000 fish of 1,000 different species within 40 exhibits takes you through different sea environments, ranging from the Deep Mediterranean and Docks and Piers

to The Great Barrier and Dangerous Sea Creatures. The highlight of Turkuazoo is an 80 meter long conveyor belt that will take you through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe with a 270 degree view of the aquarium that hosts some of the most marvellous and terrorizing sea creatures, like massive tiger sharks, nurse sharks, guitar sharks, zebra sharks, white tip and black tip sharks, and giant stingrays.

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications

In the first 5 months Turkazoo has been open, 500,000 people visited it, the Aquarium now has been sold to Merlin Entertainment Group and it is the World’s 5th Largest Aquarium Sea Life at Forum Mall Bayrampasa in Istanbul. Merlin Entertainments have reported that there have been 60 million people since the aquarium has opened in 2009.

Completed

Area, m2

2009

8,250

Exhibits

Program, Months

32

15

11

Creative Direction

CHENNAI, INDIA

VGP MARINE KINGDOM VGP Marine Kingdom will be India’s first major public aquarium. Set in the VGP World Theme Park in the resort area of Chennai, the aquarium will serve the dual purpose of entertainment and education. With over 30 Aquarium tanks, a walkthrough tunnel and gardens, VGP Marine Kingdom will be this first of many commercial Aquariums in India.

Completion

2017

7,500

Exhibits

Program, Months

30 12

Area, m2

16

The complex will include a diving school, restaurant, educational opportunities and exhibition areas. The total area for the Aquarium is 7,500m2 and spread over three levels. The program is expected to take 20 months with completion set at the end of 2017. The aquarium facility is expected to have a proposed visitation of 1,250,000 People per year, so the building and all of the exhibits

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications

have been maximised for visitor enjoyment and traffic flow. The aquarium will boast its own cafes and restaurants for those wishing to relax while more adventurous visitors can experience the thrill of swimming with Thornback rays and sharks.

Creative Direction

NHA TRANG, VIETNAM

VINPEARL AQUARIUM Completed in 2007 and covering an area of 4,500m2, Vinpearl Underwater World houses over 300 species of pretty, rare and strangelooking fish. It is divided into various display sections according to different climate zones: a marine creature section of the northern Asia climate zone, a marine creature section of the southern Asia climate zone, a marine creature section of the Amazon climate zone and a marine creature section of the Coastal climate zone. Vinpearl land Underwater World is currently holding the record for the biggest and most modern one in Vietnam.

The aquarium construction was fast-tracked and completed in a record breaking 7 months. The entire area of the Underwater World is a 2-storey block covered by an artificial mountain. In addition, to best serve the exploration needs of visitors, Vinpearl has constructed a modern tunnel with meticulously designed escalator. Discovering the underwater world, admiring marine creatures by escalator in the tunnel, visitors will experience the real feeling of stepping under the ocean, swimming and playing with thousands of colorful marine creatures.

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications

Located on Hon Tre Island off the coast of Nha Trang City. Nha Trang is the capital of Khanh Hoa Province well known for its pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving. As a coastal city, Nha Trang’s developed in marine sciences with Nha Trang Oceanography Institution. There’s also Hon Mun Marines Protected Area — one of four first marine protected areas in the world admitted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Completed

Area, m2

2007

4,500

Exhibits

Program, Months

22

7

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OHIO, USA

GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium was opened in January 2012 and has attracted 400–500,000 visitors a year to the Cleveland Flats area. In 2013 the Aquarium received an award for best adaptive use from the Cleveland Restoration Society. The aquarium is set in the basement of the historic First Energy Powerhouse within the Nautica Entertainment Complex, the aquarium covers 4,460m2 with 33 exhibition tanks, incorporated into eight different exhibition zones.

Completed

2012

4,460

Exhibits

Program, Months

33 14

Area, m2

14

Visitors are taken on a journey, starting locally in North–Eastern Ohio, exploring the fish of the great rivers of our planet and proceeding to the tropical world of Southern Florida. The highlight is the 45m Acrylic tunnel, which allows the visitor to walk right in between sharks, rays and a big shipwreck. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium includes 70,000 square feet of aquarium and aquariumrelated uses, including an aquarium-themed restaurant, as well as Windows on the River and Nautica Pavilion for aquarium-related special events.

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34 exhibit tanks 10 exhibition areas: Rainforest Exhibit—5 Exhibits River and Lakes Exhibit—7 Exhibits Mangrove and Transition Exhibit—5 Exhibit Coastal Exhibit—16 Exhibits SeaTube® Exhibit (145’ in length) 63 foot long acrylic window

Creative Direction

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications

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KOGALYM, WESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA 

GALACTICA ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS COMPLEX

Area, m2

Completed

38,000

2016 Retail Units

40 16

Entertainment Units

14

Program, months

48

It all started with the concept of the Family Entertainment Center based in Kogalym, Russia for Lukoil, one of the Largest Oil Producers in Russia. The concept was created and approved by the Principal Mr. Vagit Alekperov in January 2013 with Construction completion in September 2016.    

The original concept included the following items: • • • •

Galactica Entertainment and Sports Complex in Kogalym is an Entertainment facility that encompasses all modern entertainment, retail facilities and family requirements in one location, for the people of Kogalym and the surrounding areas of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region.     



Kogalym is in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region, Russia; it is a township and community, it’s the unofficial capital of Lukoil company. Kogalym would not exist without the oil fields of the Western Siberian Plateau and until now the 55,000 inhabitants had a limited amount of Entertainment and quality retail providers.    



The development provided a canvas for connecting the local work force of the community in Kogalym.  We aimed for a broad, changing spectrum of activities, from the most casual and personal moments, to group events, family, formal and public celebrations.  

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• •

Movie Theatre = 2,500m2              Conference Facility = 300m2              Aquarium = 5,000m2              Waterpark (Sport Element with proposed Surfing Wave machine) = 5,000m2              Waterslide towers and installing splash down pools, lazy rivers, activity pools, kiddie pools, adult spas, tree houses, water spray things and geyser guns         Shopping + Restaurants (cafes) = 400m2              Gymnasium; saunas, showers, studios (Sport Element) = 400m2              3 Star Hotel (40 rooms) = 2,000m2              Indoor Gardens = (surrounding Waterpark and indoor Atrium)         Kids Play Area = 800m2              The Total recommended for this facility is: 38,000m2       

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Vision  It is envisioned that the development should provide an innovative and inspiring destination, which should have, in one place, entertainment, recreational and retail facilities for the people of Kogalym and the surrounding areas of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region.         Individual elements within the facility have a synergistic connection based on the sympathetic and well-considered placement of these elements. Emphasis is given throughout the development to introducing educational and learning opportunities, ensuring that the Complex will become a community-oriented destination.        

Creative Direction Project Initiator

Principle Designer

Technical

Exhibit Design Design Supervision

The development will provide a canvas for connecting members of the local community.  We imagine a broad, changing spectrum of activities, from the most casual and personal moments, to group events, family moments and formal group celebrations.  The success of the development will be measured by the new experiences and recurring rituals that people create there.         The development was guided by principles of environmental awareness, utilizing energy efficient building systems, and appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize long-term performance.         The development is a ‘landmark’ for this region using architecture and technology that meet this standard.     

Aquamarine staff have travelled 1,600,000 Kilometres back and forth from Auckland to Siberia, that’s two trips to the moon and back or forty times around the Earth.   

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications

Operations and Management consultancy   

A great team of people was contracted to create this development, including our partner and representatives in Russia, LP Group, the main Contractor from Kazan — Erel Gazstroy — with mainly turkish Project management and engineering team, they provided a thousand workers on the project. We also contracted a Turkish technical design team SFMM, that obtained expertisa and Proekt documentation for the work to begin.     Lukoil Head Office, Lukoil Western Siberia and Fund our Future were acting as the client. And SKK which was a Special Purpose Company setup to construct and operate the project.       Aquamarine holds a Management contract to support the Operations and Management team.   

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For kids

Ice rink

Aquarium Aquapark

Bowling Food Court

Supermarket Climbing wall For kids Garden Shopping gallery

Community hall

Cinema

Gym

Main building Construction

TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND

OCEANLIFE AQUARIUM This is a small boutique Aquarium in the resort city of Tauranga. The basis for the back of house activities is to support the local Marine Research Institute. The students will benefit from having real experiences with Aquaculture systems that are fully operational.

Completed

2017

2,250

Exhibits

Program, Months

22 18

Area, m2

12

This design is a new development using the best environmental and sustainable standards. The proposed structure intends to be a Gold Leed Certified building. The Building includes; 3D Theater, Walk-through Aquarium, Lecture hall and many other services.

Creative Direction

Effective Turnkey development solution

Principle Designer

Technical

Exhibit Design Development Services

The total area for the Aquarium that is proposed is 2,250m2 and is projected to be completed in 12 months from the commencement of project finance. This project is seeking investment, for more information contact us for a prospectus.

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications

Creative Direction

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

EMAAR SQUARE DISCOVERY CENTER Emaar Turkey, the country-subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has announced the development of “Boulevardi”, a new mixed use development spanning 67,000 square metres, offering luxury living in a stunning new urban neighbourhood. The second project of Emaar in the country underlines the company’s focus to provide long-term value to its stakeholders through strategic expansion in key emerging markets. The Boulevardi mall, a trophy asset within the development, will be one of the largest in Istanbul and offer city dwellers a world class

shopping and leisure destination. Taking design inspiration from The Dubai Mall, the new retail and leisure destination will offer visitors the unsurpassed choice of over 400 stores, diverse culinary venues and unique leisure attractions including a Discovery Centre & Underwater Zoo, family entertainment centre, ice skating rink and mega movie theatre complex. This brand-new Discovery Center will be an extraordinary destination and world-class attraction for locals and millions of international visitors to the Emaar Square development.

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications

The latest technology and advances in the aquarium industry has been implemented to create breathtaking exhibits that reflect the beauty and wonders of our natural world and will take guests on an unforgettable journey through oceans, rivers and jungles. The total area for the Aquarium was 6,250m2 and spread over three levels in the Mall space. The project is still uncompleted, as the project faces completion obstacles due to the political situation in Turkey, it is expected to be completed in 2017.

Completion

Area, m2

2017

6,250

Exhibits

Program, Months

22

7

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BAY OF ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

RIVER RUN LODGE River Retreat is set amongst two acres of gardens and native plantings. It is strategically positioned to capture the best of the tranquil Waitangi river front setting. The client for this residence was a boat builder by trade and this shows in the brilliant craftsmanship that went into the building.

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Project Supervision

Technical Engineering Architecture

Having designed a building before with the same client, we knew which boundaries could be pushed with the construction. The result is a beautiful bespoke crafted luxury residence in the Bay of Islands.

Completed

2004

Area, m2

810

Program, Months

6

21

Project Supervision

BAY OF ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

SANCTUARY LODGE The brief for this development was to be a boutique lodge nestled in the Native Bush of the Bay of Islands. The clients are chefs and their hospitality and craft is well known in the Austrasia region.

Completed

2003 22

Area, m2

820

The property sits majestically on the Opua Hill between Paihia and the small settlement of Opua. It is conveniently located directly off State Highway One. It is nestled amongst native bush, sitting Cliffside with views looking out to Russell and surrounding bays.

Program, Months

10

Technical Engineering Architecture

Project Supervision

KERIKERI, NEW ZEALAND

Technical Engineering

VAN DEN BURG RESIDENCE This residence was one of the first in a new modernist style for progressive clients. Many new residencies were developed with this new style, in the years after this residenceís completion.

Architecture

The rectilinear shapes of the design were done so to contrast with the native bush and green belts that Kerikeri is famous for. “Nicholas’s patience, professionalism and willingness to work with me on this project are much appreciated. I have found Nicholas to be very easy to work with and communicate with me at all times”. Angelique Van Den Berg

Completed

2002

Area, m2

410

Program, Months

8

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MIRAFLORES, PERU

LIMA AQUARIUM AND PARK This is a purposed designed Large public Aquarium Facility with entertaining attractions and the first large Aquarium in Peru. The inspiration for the building design is based on the Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru. We can see this in the dominant circular shapes of the buildings. Upon arrival, visitors will begin a journey through several specially selected discovery zones, salt and fresh water habitats. Tanks containing live fish and other aquatic animal life will be set into suitably themed exhibits chosen because they are particularly interesting, exciting or relevant to the selected environment.

Completion

2020

28,500

Exhibits

Program, Months

45 24

Area, m2

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In addition to informative displays, there will be interactive exhibits and devices providing further images and information on the particular topics covered. The visitor experience will be enhanced by guides who will talk to the visitors on their trip around the facility. They will answer any questions and give information on any particular fish, animal or topic the visitor may be interested in. This can help to keep people moving through the aquarium in busy periods and assist with orienting visitors. The whole facility will be arranged to provide the element of surprise and a sense of discovery from beginning to end. This facility is Based in South America and uses a striking archealogical ruin as a direct reference for the Architecture.

The main body of the aquarium stands proud from the Water feature, which can be used by visitors as a swimming lagoon and watershow. The Facility also has a small Beach Mall, restaurants, resort hotel and entertaing options.

Creative Direction Effective Turnkey development solution

Principle Designer

Technical

Exhibit Design Development Services Specialist Construction

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications Main building Construction

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MIRAFLORES, PERU

LILLY FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER The Entertainment Center will be an exciting destination for the entire family. The facility will feature a well-balanced mix of anchor tenants, unique retail outlets, café’s, restaurants and family entertainment activities in addition to its main attraction, the Discovery Center with Aquariums. The design for this facility is inspired by the Giant Amazonian lily pad and its flower. The circular shape and outer verticals of the building resemble the strong circular shape of the water lily leaf, while the faceted roof structure echoes the shape of the flower. The aquarium will be located in the center of the building with a translucent roof structure allowing natural light to penetrate the interior.

Completion

2020

40,000

Entertainment features

Retail units

30 26

Area, m2

38

The facility is made up of a central aquarium and aquatic activities surrounded by retail and entertainment facilities, which includes the following;

The Size for the Facility is between 34,800m2 and 40,000m2 based on the requirements of the Large Format Retail and Large format entertainment options.

Ice Skating, Bowling, Food halls, Medical and Health Facilities, Art Galleries and regional restaurants/Food Halls, upper level VIP facilities including Luxury retails and Banquet rooms, Libraries with reading rooms, Cafes, Internal Gardens that filter the Air inside, Discovery Centers and Early Learning Centers, Rainforest Treetop walkways, Inside Adventure park, Climbing Walls, Gymnasium, Indoor (air-conditioned) Walking Tracks, Food Hall, Movies Theaters, Gaming Rooms, Billiard Hall, Simulated Sky-diving, Large Aquariums, Meditation spaces and exercise areas.

The advance ideal of this design concept is to bring Entertainment Centers directly in Production Hubs of the World. Aquamarine proposes that we can create happy workers and as a result; better production; chance to obtain more skilled workers, decreasing workrelated mental health issues, more productive Companies and possibly improving profits. We have proposed this model in South America, China, Russia and India. If you are interested in this concept please contact us for a prospectus.

Creative Direction

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design Development Services Specialist Construction

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications Main building Construction

Effective Turnkey development solution

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Creative Direction

MYSORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA

MYSORE AQUARIUM The Site is located at the North Side of the Mysore Zoo on Lokaranjan Mahal Road by Karanji Kere Lake on 4 acres of land adjacent to the Mysore Zoo on land leased from the Palace Trustees.

A ramp continues down through the tropical garden surroundings with trees, foliage and waterfalls. Small tank displays are interspersed along the walk, which include a live coral tank and other tanks developed for unique species.

The Central Exhibition area is landscaped as a tropical garden and contains a series of ramps that allow visitor access to the three main tanks, themed displays, the retail facility and the education room.

At the coastal touch pool visitors are encouraged to touch live marine life that inhabit the rocky shore. The gentle descent finishes at what appears to be a cave but is actually the entrance to the underwater tunnel. From here visitors embark on their journey beneath the sea that takes them through three distinct zones.

Visitors enter the experience through a simple ticketing kiosk that also houses an information desk and security monitoring room. Access to the attraction is via a bridge over one of the main tanks. From here, visitors are afforded spectacular views down into the water and across the central exhibition area.

Completion

2018

4,500

Exhibits

Program, Months

20 28

Area, m2

16

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design Development Services Specialist Construction

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications Main building Construction

Effective Turnkey development solution

Creative Direction

MALTA

Principle Designer

MALTA AQUARIUM The work on Malta National Aquarium was a team effort with many different parties and this led to a beautiful monument to the seas around this very historical Island. The project was funded by the European Regional Development Fund and our services included the Aquarium specialist design and design co-ordination between the locals and the specialists. The interior decoration was by Nautilus Theming.

The team effort consisted of Mike Murphy from New Zealand, Mark Pace one of the Leading Designers in Malta and the team from Marinescape. Elbros was the client and completed the aquarium with stunning effect.

Completed

Area, m2

2012

2,500

Exhibits

Program, Months

26

12

29

Creative Direction

DA NANG, VIETNAM

SON TRA AQUARIUM In designing this unique building we looked to nature as a source of inspiration. The building’s design is inspired by water and the potential of life it holds. The building consists of two main elements: the outer ring and the central atrium. Together these two elements resemble a drop of water resting on a leaf. This structure resembles the circle of life and how the journey of fresh water is a repeating process on which all life depends. The Visitor arrives to the Site by either; Bus, Car, motorcycle or Walking. Due to the length of the walk into the building there can be a covered canvas area from the bus or VIP enters. The visitor will enter as if they are descending into the water/sea under the building. The visitor is then presented with the main entrance and ticketing area. To the right of this area is a large group assembly hall.

Completion

2020

7,500

Exhibits

Program, Months

48 30

Area, m2

16

The visitor will then be greeted by a large Tropical reef inside a six meter high tube tank. At this level the visitor will proceed up to the upper dome botanical garden with snakes, spiders and other insects. The unique design has the main tank as an entire touch pool with sharks, stingrays and other fish. No other aquarium in the world features anything similar to this design. The next outer ring has the fresh water displays with Piranhas, arawanas, silver dollar fish and other species in small tank displays. The life support filtration uses Aquaponics to naturally filter the water inside the entire system of tanks. No other commercial aquarium in the world uses such a system.

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications

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Creative Direction

FRENCH POLYNESIA

FLOATING REEF AQUARIUM We propose a purpose built floating semi submersible steel structure 40m long by 24m wide with an exhibit gallery above and a 3 m diameter acrylic viewing tubes 50 m long suspended beneath this structure to give the visitors a clear uninterrupted view of the sea life below the gallery. The pontoon will contain a spectacularly themed exhibition hall containing over 15 separate display areas containing over 20 separate viewing tanks. We propose a dedicated children’s interactive area and special displays encouraging environmental awareness. Particular emphasis would be on such pressing global issues as decline in fish stocks, ocean pollution, drift net fishing, Tuna long lining, Sea Bird netting and the destruction of our seas that is now occurring with almost no control.

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An appropriate themed coffee shop, souvenir shop and rentable venue space will also be incorporated. The venue space will be available at discounted rates as a forum for groups helping preserve French Polynesian coastal waters and sea life. This attraction can be widely used all over the Pacific ocean to bring awareness and entertainment to its visitors.

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design Development Services Specialist Construction

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications Main building Construction

Effective Turnkey development solution

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Creative Direction

NEW ZEALAND

CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTER A VISION FOR CREATING A WORLD–CLASS ANTARCTIC EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND.

Completion

2020

20500

Exhibits

Program, Months

60 34

Area, m2

24

Christchurch is an official gateway city to Antarctica. It has been the stepping off point for many Antarctic expeditions dating back to the early 1900s, when explorers including Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton used Lyttelton as the point of departure for their expeditions, many of which had New Zealanders on board.

Principle Designer

Technical Exhibit Design Development Services Specialist Construction

Architecture Interior Design

Visual Communications Main building Construction

Effective Turnkey development solution

Christchurch’s connection with Antarctica enriches the scientific, cultural and economic base of the city. Industry has developed to meet the needs of the scientists, artists, tourists, explorers and support personnel as they prepare for their time on the ice.

Technical Management

DUBAI, UAE

DUBAI AQUARIUM AND UNDERWATER ZOO Aquamarine was appointed by EMAAR Mall Management in Dubai in 2013 for a three year management contract to improve the attendance and profitability of the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

Operational Management

Aquamarine integrated this plan with existing marketing of the Dubai mall Aquarium Dubai Mall and Dubai Tourism Vision 2020. The contract resulted in Increased visitation and additional profit for the aquarium.

Aquamarine was appointed to Implement a revised marketing plan to ensure that potential visitors and the World at large are aware of Dubai Mall Aquarium, instil a desire to make them determined to come to Dubai and make Dubai Mall and the Aquarium a “must-see” when they do visit Dubai.

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Consultation

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

PLANET NEPTUN AQUARIUM Opened in 2006 it is the first Oceanarium in Russia, this collection of exotic and tropical fish and other marine creatures is part of a shopping centre in the centre of St. Petersburg, close to Vitebsky Station. There are 48 aquariums in the display, containing nearly 150 species of fish, sea mammals, and other sea creatures.

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Area, m2

Since 2006, 3.5 million people have attended the exhibition. Among these there are native Petersburgers as well as the guests of the city, many of which coming from far far away. Saint-Petersburg Public Aquarium is a unique attraction centre for Russia and it is a gem of the whole “Planeta Neptun” complex. The idea of

Exhibits

4 500 48

creating the Public Aquarium belongs to Rubin CJSC and it was implemented by the Finnish architect Hannu Laitila and the Specialist works with Interior Design was carried out by Marinescape. Nicholas Traviss, the founder of Aquamarine, was one of the Design consultants working on the Aquarium Interior design and technical elements.

Consultation

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

AQUARIA KLCC Located in KLCC, adjacent to the PETRONAS Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that showcases animals and various types of colorful marine life species from Malaysia and around the world.

Aquaria KLCC is a project initiated, developed and wholly owned by Aquawalk Sdn Bhd, incorporated in Malaysia in October 2002. Dato Simon Foong successfully Manages and Operates this aquarium as one of the best Managed Aquarium Facilities in Asia.

Aquaria KLCC is designed by Marinescape in conjunction with Ken Yeang architects. Nicholas Traviss worked for Marinescape as a Design Consultant on various parts of the project, Leonard Wee was the Lead Designer for Marinescape.

The aquarium occupies 60,000 square feet in the Concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. A visit to the Aquaria KLCC will take you through a journey of discovery in education as well as eco- tourism, supported by the latest technology with a mesmerizing ambience.

Completion

2005

Area, m2

Exhibits

6 000 38

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PERFECT MATCH Nicholas Traviss the Founder of Aquamarine has been working with many international companies over the last 15 years, consulting and directing Design, Architecture and Construction with collaborative teams. This team approach has made many design presentations, proposals and onsite design management, technical design and Design supervision all successful for the Clients. With this experience we have become renowned industry specialists in design of aquarium attractions, aquarium engineering systems and also architectural and interior spatial design for multiple entertainment projects.

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OUR WORK Our love for what we do transfers into our services. At Aquamarine we design amazing places and provide a comprehensive range of professional services. Our diverse network of trusted and experienced professionals will help you find the best creative and innovative solutions while enhancing the lives of people and improving communities.

“The service provided from our initial approach to Nicholas to the completion of the construction to the dwelling and ongoing assistance with miscellaneous items was exemplary. We have no reservations in attesting to the attention, courtesy, diligence and ability Nicholas Traviss has demonstrated in the capacity we commissioned him to provide.” Dr. Linley Walker & Mr. James Budge

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