The AquaDom in Berlin, Germany, is a 25 meter tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with built-in transparent elevator. It is located at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin-Mitte. The DomAquarée complex also contains a hotel, offices, a restaurant, and the aquarium Sea Life Center.
The AquaDom was opened in December 2003. It cost about 12.8 million euros. The overall construction of the aquarium was designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc. . The acrylic cylinder was constructed by the U.S. company Reynolds Polymer Technology. It is now the main attraction of the Berlin Sea Life Center.
The outside cylinder was manufactured on-site from five pieces; the inside cylinder for the elevator was delivered in one piece. The Aquadom is the largest acrylic cylinder in the world, with a diameter of about 11 meters, built on a 9 meters tall concrete foundation. Filled with 1,000,000 liters of seawater, it contains over 1,500 fish of 50 species. The feeding of the fish and the cleaning of the fish tank is performed daily by 3-4 full-time divers. They need 8kg fish food.Photographs
A view of the AquaDom from a room on the sixth floor of the Radisson SAS.
AquaDom in late night color.