World's First Immersive Marine Centre to Open in Saudi

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 20 December 2022
World's First Immersive Marine Centre to Open in Saudi

The Red Sea Global has announced a state-of-the-art marine centre, Red Sea Marine Life Institute, that will be shaped like coral and feature interactive exhibits, including a large manmade coral reef.

Created by world-class architectural design firm Foster + Partners, the institute will function as both a research centre and a tourist destination to give visitors a glimpse into the wonders of the marine environment. The area will have one of the world’s largest manmade reefs big reveal – measuring an astonishing 40 meters long and 10 meters deep.

The insitiute is part of phase one of AMAALA Triple Bay development.

The journey through the building is vibrant and educational, giving visitors an in-depth understanding of the research that goes on in the institute’s labs. It starts at the entrance, where visitors are flanked by suspended semi-spherical tanks containing colourful local marine wildlife as they walk towards the central exhibit.

The institute comprises three floors: above ground, below ground and under water. In addition to the immersive exhibition spaces, visitors can enjoy researcher-led educational tours of the laboratories, walk underwater, snorkel with rare species, and dive into the depths of the Red Sea in a submarine.

World's First Immersive Marine Centre to Open in Saudi

Recycling System

The Marine Life Institute will feature extensive landscaping made up of native plants and a water recycling system to reduce water use and prevent erosion and pollution.

Avoiding Light Pollution

The lighting throughout the institute has also been designed with the company’s green ambitions in mind, with an innovative framework to avoid light pollution to protect the nocturnal environment.

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