Dinner Under Water: The Under Restaurant by Snøhetta
Location: Båly (NO)
The building can accommodate as many as 100 guests. Accessing the restaurant is an adventure in itself: visitors must first descend three storeys to enter the dining room. The entrance leads down to the coatroom area; in the champagne bar one level below this, an acrylic window marks the transition from coast to ocean. From here, visitors look down onto the restaurant space, where dining tables and several types of seating are arranged in front of a large panoramic window. The massive acrylic windows of the restaurant offer a view of the ocean floor, a view that changes in the different seasons and weather conditions.