OCEANÁRIUM Support Building
Parque Expo 98, S.A.
Arqt.º Peter Cermayeff (USA) e Promontório (Portugal)
The Oceanarium was built to join the Word Exposition Expo98. The support building connected by a ramp to the Oceanarium acts mainly as an entrance. The entry area is a wide space, where the card-tray works, exhibitions spaces and some shops.
The building also includes offices zones and other functional areas.
The spine of the building has one of the sides covered with glazed tiles. At one side of the spine there are the office areas while the other has the broad area of entrance. The structure of this building is composed of slabs that hold big spans.