The “Under” restaurant, located in the southernmost point of Norway near the village of Bali, will open in spring 2019. It is still being completed, but the tables are booked for six months in advance. Well, who refuses to eat seafood with a view of them through a huge panoramic window?
The restaurant was designed by the architectural bureau Snøhetta. Externally, it is a 30-meter bunker, one end of which is immersed in water to a depth of 5 meters, and the other is on the shore.
Visitors to the restaurant will be able to observe the life of marine life through a 10-meter panoramic window.
Spectacular time-lapse video of the construction
For six months, the building was built on the deck of a barge. According to the designers and builders, it is able to withstand the most extreme weather conditions.
Then the finished bunker was towed to a point of permanent dislocation, lowered at one end into the water and attached to the foundation on the seabed.
According to the main architect, there were many difficulties associated with hydraulic pressure. But the main problem he names is waves.
The restaurant is designed for 80-100 guests. The menu will be mainly local seafood delicacies.
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Interestingly, the building of the underwater restaurant will also benefit science. During non-working hours, marine biologists will conduct their research here. In particular, scientists are going to study the reaction of fish to sound signals.