The Design for This Norwegian Underwater Restaurant Is Jaw-Dropping

credit: Snøhetta

The word "under" holds double meaning in Norwegian: It translates to mean both "under" and "wonder" in English. This is why the name for the proposed Norwegian underwater restaurant, "Under," is so fitting. It's truly a wonder to behold.

Under restaurant
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Under was designed by the architecture firm Snøhettato, will grace the southern tip of Lindesnes, Norway, and will also function as a research center for marine life. There will be three levels to Under: The entrance will be a wardrobe area, the center a champagne bar, and the seabed level a restaurant. The timeline for this rectangular-shaped North Sea treasure that reclines into the water is still unclear, but the dinner views are guaranteed to be spectacular.

underwater restaurant
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Snøhettato kept the marine environment in mind, as well, in the design of this restaurant. A coarse surface that invites mussels to cling on will envelop the structure. The idea is that, over time, the building will become an artificial mussel reef that purifies the water and thus attracts more marine life to be watched. What a plan! And we thought we'd seen it all when glass cabins were plopped in the Swedish wilderness. Little did we know.