The Blue Planet – Denmark's new aquarium

Shaped like a whirlpool

The new aquarium, located at Kastrup Harbour in Tårnby municipality, has a floor area of 10,000 square metres. Its whirlpool-shaped design has been created by architectural firm 3xN, with engineering firm Moe & Brødsgaard as consultants.

The building has a unique location close to Copenhagen Airport, the Øresund Bridge, the Metro and Amager Strandpark.

Quality constantly in focus

The many extraordinary aquatic environments in The Blue Planet provided a great test of our civil engineering skills. We continuously evaluate the quality of our work down to the smallest detail, to ensure that we handed over The Blue Planet without defects or deficiencies.

Experience in aquarium construction

MT Højgaard has built aquariums before. We expanded the Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg with aquariums and a sealarium, and constructed the first Denmark's Aquarium, which is located in Charlottenlund, north of Copenhagen.

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ARKEN Museum for Modern Art

MT Højgaard renovates ARKEN Museum for Modern Art south of Copenhagen.

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Danfoss Universe Development Park

The Park was carried out as a partnering project and consists of several buildings with differently shaped foundations.

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Moesgård Museum

We are constructing a spectacular new exhibition building for Moesgård Museum. The building will be integrated into the hilly landscape south of Aarhus.

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