The Whale Museum has been predicted to open in 2023 for those around the globe to come and gaze at the magnificent marine mammals.
From a distance, the Museum on the southern coast of Norway looks like (well the best way to describe it) a whale — the tail of a whale emerging from the water, to be more precise.
But upon closer inspection, visitors will find that this Architectural wonder is actually a scenic viewpoint, as well as an educational centre where they can learn about the local life with the help of marine biologists.
The Whale is located in Andenes on the island of Andøya, around 186 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
The village of Andenes welcomes thousands of visitors every year for whale-watching opportunities. These opportunities are welcomes thanks to the deep-sea canyon – that attracts thousands of a multitude of different whale species.
Visitors will now be able to enjoy all the whale-watching action from the curved rooftop of The Whale museum – which has a sloped platform with stone-paved pathways leading to various spots to whale-watch – these include areas that include a tide pool and a campfire.
Founder and creative director, Dorte Mandru, said that the design of The Whale Museum was inspired by the natural surrounding of Andenes.
The landscape above and under the water is one continuous skin, making the surface of the water the only division between above and below, therefore the result is a building that resembles a natural mound gently lifting from the ground. Dorte Mandru
Inside The Whale, visitors can find an exhibition with whale-related artefacts, as well as a cafe and museum gift store.
Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Norwegian Sea, visitors will also be able to watch for migrating whales as they explore the various exhibits.
The Whale was originally set to open in 2022, but after developers found that the location was on the site of Viking-era artefacts, construction had to be put off, temporarily.
Now, The Whale is set to open in 2023 and welcome visitors from around the globe. Image credits go to www.thewhale.no/
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