|PROJECT NAME||Aquadream Casablanca|
|FIRM||International Concept Management|
Made by ICM’s sister company, Reynolds Polymer Technology, the only design-build acrylic aquarium panel manufacturer in the U.S., Aquadream was too big to ship in one piece. Seven separate sections were bonded together on site, during which there were two small tremors. Casablanca is in a high seismic zone, so potential earthquake activity was a significant factor in the engineering. The aquarium sits on a concrete slab separate from the rest of the building. That isolation protects it from movement elsewhere in the mall, and also acts as a cushion.
In 2005, ICM built the world's largest cylindrical aquarium in the lobby of the 427-room Radison Blu in downtown Berlin, Germany. The knowledge attained in that project was integral to the success of Aquadream.
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