London-based architecture company, Baca Architects, is set to design Australia’s largest marine observatory in the shape of a whale lifting its head above water.
Founded in 2003, the design company specializes in building flood-resilient homes, infrastructures, and communities. The water-centric approach is also known as “aquatecture.”
The observatory will be located in Busselton Jetty, Western Australia and will replace an already-existing observatory that has been struggling to attract visitors.
Busselton known for its beaches and the occasional Humpback whale population. The observatory will feature a dining space and exhibition centres, making it a cultural hub where visitors can learn more about the Jetty’s diverse ecosystem.
The project is expected to open its doors to visitors in 2022, offering them access to an underwater world where they can discover the area’s unique marine environment.