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Primorsky Oceanarium

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— Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Completed in 2006

Blending the natural world and science – welcome to Primorsky Oceanarium.

Set over 37,000 square meters and designed to resemble a slightly open mollusc shell, Primorsky Oceanarium has been called “the largest pearl of the world”. It is the first aquarium in Russia to be included into the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Primorsky Oceanarium is one of the world’s largest scientific and educational complexes.

With 15 million litres of water housing over 500 different species in 146 tanks, Primorsky Oceanarium’s nine thematic zones offer a comprehensive experience through Russia's waters in the Sea of Japan, East Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea, the Amur River, Lake Baikal, and Lake Khanka. With differing environments accurately replicated, visitors can be transported between the likes of cool polar seas, warm tropical rivers and seas, and the open ocean.

A 70-meter-long underground tunnel with panoramic views offers a fully immersive experience where guests can experience the ocean depths.

The aquarium has five research laboratories and two production laboratories, as well as two dedicated educational laboratories.

Featuring nature-interactive experiences, educational, and research opportunities, Primorsky Oceanarium offers something for all guests. Our design and technical consultation in the early stages of this project, proved invaluable for the completion of the project.

Total interior space

37,000 m2

Tunnel length

70 meters

Total volume of tanks

15,000 m3


  • Concept design
  • Architectural and engineering design
  • Exhibition design