Melbourne Aquarium

Construction of Aquarium and entertainment complex
Completion Dec 1999
Value $25m
Client Melbourne Underwater World
Architect Peddle Thorp Architects
  • Construction of a vast aquarium and entertainment complex located alongside, and founded 12-15m below the water level of the river
  • Extremely tight construction tolerances
  • Extensive Quality Assurance regime
  • Extremely complex structural components including contiguous pile wall systems, extensive ground anchors and retaining systems, self supporting blade walls etc.
  • Restricted site access due to constraints of the Yarra River, overhead railway through project, and road access via Kingsway