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Architect Designs Tide-Viewing Window for Proposed Thames River Museum

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Design Concept for the Thames River Museum
High-tide view (Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)

 

Architect Evgeny Didorenko dreamed up a particularly unique design concept for a yet-to-be-built Thames River Museum along the banks of the famed London waterway. It would allow visitors to watch the tides change in what basically looks like an underwater aquarium.

Didorenko—who wanted to note that he was neither commissioned by the Thames Museum to produce the concept design nor is there any future development plans by the institution involving it—regardless, ended up producing something that’s both forward-thinking and awe-inspiring. He describes the project to RealClearLife as “speculative, provocative, and controversial.” 

Design Concept for the Thames River Museum
Low-tide view (Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)
Design Concept for the Thames River Museum
Visitors to the subterranean space (Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)

 

The concept? According to ArchDaily, it would be to utilize an abandoned space on London’s North Bank (i.e. Queen’s Quay)—as well as a rarely trod-on riverbank pedestrian route—and turn them into a vibrant, modern development.

Per ArchDaily, the dreamed-up museum concept’s main attraction would be the “Thames Screen,” a giant picture window where patrons could literally see the changing tides of the Thames during the day. (The museum would be built mostly underground.)

Below, take a look at more of Didorenko’s concept blueprints with “before and after” views.

Design Concept for the Thames River Museum
(Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)
Design Concept for the Thames River Museum
(Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)
Design Concept for Thames River Museum
(Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)
Concept Design for the Thames River Museum
(Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)
Concept Design for the Thames River Museum
(Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)
Concept Design for the Thames Rivers Museum
(Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko)

 

For more of Didorenko’s concept designs, click here.

—RealClearLife Staff