Salmon eye

Salmon Eye (Norway)

In western Norway, there's a cool place called the "Salmon Eye." It's shaped like a salmon's eye and is all about taking care of salmon fish. A company from Denmark called Kvorning Design made it, and a company called Eide Fjordbruk asked them to do it. They want to make fish farming better in the future, and this place is their start. It just opened in September, and people will use it to learn about salmon and talk about how to take care of them.

Deep into the western peaceful landscapes of Norway, lies a remarkably inspiring exhibition center known as the "Salmon Eye," it's been conscientiously built to resemble the eye of a salmon, with high-grade stainless steel ‘scales’ that will imitate the appearance and color of salmon skin, illustrating its dedication to sustainable aquaculture. Developed by Kvorning Design, the esteemed Danish firm, at the behest of Eide Fjordbruk, this innovative venture’s aim is to further research and educate on the improvement of fish farming practices.

Salmon Eye is a marvelous floating construction with an impressive architectural design, comprising four floors spread across 10,000 square feet. Anchored on top of a platform, only accessible by water, its weight nears that of 1,256 large trucks. It stands nearly as tall as a five-story building and is capable of withstanding waves reaching heights of 13 feet. The lower floor features a dedicated movie room, while a spiraling ramp gracefully guides visitors to different areas of interest to watch. It even includes a panoramic terrace offering breathtaking views of the surrounding fjord and mountains.

Salmon eye

The creators, Kvorning Design, can already sens that the Salmon Eye will attain global recognition. They believe it will transform the way we go about aquaculture. Notably, Salmon Eye is also home to an exciting restaurant called Iris. There, you can do more than learn about fish and enjoy some delicious food. The experience at Iris is, quite literally, a journey. It starts with a boat trip from the picturesque town of Rosendal, with a pit stop and welcoming snack at chef Anika Madsen's boathouse on the island of Snilstveitøy. Via the jetty of the floating art installation Salmon Eye, the evening kicks off with a multisensory underwater experience, to culminate in the dining room where stunning views of the fjord and mountain ranges create the backdrop for our set tasting menu.

This place could serve as an excellent venue for your upcoming meetings or a one-of-a-kind dining destination during your future travels.

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