ALL ABOUT AQUA PROJECT
After the success of the first edition, presented during Zoomark International 2017, Aqua Project, the event designed to showcase the aquarium industry, with the direct involvement of the companies concerned, is back. The manufacturers have responded to the call with enthusiasm and are ready to display their latest innovations at the forthcoming 2019 event.
This year's theme is originality, with the aim of showcasing the incredible versatility of aquariums equipped with the latest technology to create unusual solutions, often striking in their simplicity.
The focal point of Aqua Project is the central area, which features large-scale tanks, a pond and the aquariums set up directly by exhibitors, displaying a range of captivating habitats.
While in recent years we have become accustomed to seeing tropical fresh water aquariums packed with lush vegetation and unusual fish species from rivers in Central and South America or remote parts of South East Asia, the event presents a spectacular 2x2 m tank which proves that it is perfectly possible to reconcile the needs of goldfish with those of aquatic plants. The large size of the tank and its special design means it can be extended to create an attractive ornamental pond, which is fascinating to view from different angles. Pebbles, different types of sand, water features, lilies, papyrus reeds and wetland plants add natural decoration to the 2x2 metre tank, which is sure to catch the attention of all those passing by. Shapes, colours and special effects come alive in more than 2,000 litres of water.
A trio of 1x1 metre tanks presented as a single display is the tribute paid by Aqua Project's aquascapers to a legendary figure with a passion for nature who revolutionized the concept of the natural aquarium: Takashi Amano. The design unfolds in and out of the water, with rocks and wood that emerge and disappear among verdant tropical greenery.
The project also includes a seminar on "Architecture and Aquariums", on 7 May, in collaboration with the magazine Abitare. This event will present international projects and explore issues and solutions connected to the use of aquariums in architectural design. It will be followed by a guided tour of the Aqua Project area.
Aqua Project's concept, the tanks and pond are developed in collaboration with