National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham, UK

Foster & Partners
Date Built
The Waters Edge, Brindley Place
The National Sea Life Centre occupies a site between a canal and Brindley Place.  It claims that it will, " transport you into an amazing underwater world" and that you will, "Come nose-to-nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays."

The building is described in the Pevsner Guide as being "ray shaped."  Inside it contains a one million litre ocean tank, home to sea turtles and sharks, and a fully transparent underwater tunnel.

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