The Cite de l'Ocean et du Surf at first looks like a skateboarders dream, but in reality it's a building designed with the sea in mind. The sinuous structure aims to mimic the maritime aesthetic of undulating waves, while the interior of the museum aims to educate people on the aquatic ecosystem.
Located in Biarritz, France, this architectural masterpiece has Steven Holl and artist Solange Fabião to thank for its truly expressive shape. An expansive cobblestone courtyard is upturned at the edges offering a dynamic play of surface that hints at the fluid forms of the interior. The whitewashed inner chambers are lit up with projections that turn the spaces into an underwater realm. The Cite de l'Ocean et du Surf is an exemplary institution that will literally submerse visitors with an awareness of oceanic issues.
Stats for Half-Pipe Cultural Hubs
Trending: Older & Average
Research: 17,355 clicks in 257 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Cite De L-Ocean Et Du Surf
Related: 108 examples / 83 photos
Segment: Males, 12-35
Comparison Set: 40 similar articles, including: fishing rod residences, orchidaceous concert halls, and dynamic high-density architecture.
Half-Pipe Cultural Hubs
More Stats +/-
Orchidaceous Concert Halls
Fishing Rod Residences
Dynamic High-Density Architecture
Modern Globular Menageries
Oceanic Shopping Centers