John Sunderland

The curated works of the author & artist

1996 Blue Planet Aquarium

Cheshire, England

Private Client


Concept design for a successful commercial aquarium in custom designed new building.


New design type required for an original staging of an aquarium. Client wanted something different, a unique staging of an aquarium that would make it stand out from existing aquaria.


Concept design, visualization, naming


Concept developed around the idea of an extra-terrestrial view of our watery planet, hence ‘Blue Planet’. The design concept was an ‘off-planet’ view; that is a point of view that an alien intelligence from another world might have from observing the planet from space and considering what different environments might exist as we now do when we speculate about life on other planets.

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