An Underwater Restaurant In Norway Featuring Stunning Underwater Views

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It is Europe’s first underwater restaurant, and it is named Under, it is now opened in Lindesnes on the southern tip of Norway. While the entryway of the restaurant is on land, the unique submerged dining room sits in a half-sunken structure that rests upon the seabed just five meters below the surface of the freezing North Atlantic. Designed by Snøhetta, the restaurant offers excellent views of marine life as it cruises past the windows.

The panoramic view of the ocean floor provides a dramatic backdrop, giving you an opportunity to take in the otherwise rarely seen marine ecosystem. …We hope to provide you with a new perspective of the ocean’s complexity and to improve your relationship to the sea. With this outlook, you will also have a better understanding of the food you eat.

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Today marks the official opening of “Under”, Europe’s first and the world’s biggest underwater restaurant, designed by Snøhetta. Half-sunken into the sea, the building’s 34-meter long monolithic form breaks the surface of the water to rest directly on the seabed five meters below. The structure is designed to fully integrate into its marine environment over time, as the roughness of the concrete shell will function as an artificial reef, welcoming limpets and kelp to inhabit it. With the thick concrete walls lying against the craggy shoreline, the structure is built to withstand pressure and shock from the rugged sea conditions. Like a sunken periscope, the restaurant’s massive window offers a view of the seabed as it changes throughout the seasons and varying weather conditions. The building also functions as a research center for marine life, providing a tribute to the wild fauna of the sea and to the rocky coastline of Norway’s southern tip. 📷@ivarkvaal and @matografen @underlindesnes

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Under – getting close

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