Tides: Marine Education & Conservation Center

  • View of all floors from the main level of the center, which shows the abstract bird lighting fixtures that come from the lab space on the third floor and the shape of each floor overlaping one another.
  • The first floor features exhibit spaces, like an indoor and outdoor touch pool, a two-story height tank room, interactive touch screen tables, several outdoor tanks and interactive touch screens and displays along the wave wall. Each floor of the center utilizes the direct beach view on the East side of the building. Each floor shape is inspired from the way waves create patterns on sand.
  • The second floor of the center has an indoor/outdoor cafe area, Ray Bay touch pool and tanks mixed with displays and touch screens along the wave back wall.
  • The third floor of the center is the lab space that features an open work station that has a similar shape as the floor does, holding tanks, a rehab/clinic area, collaboration spaces and an outdoor lab pool with several tanks and work tops.
  • Exploded axonometric of entire building showing the the wave patterns of the floor cuts and tanks.
  • View of first floor touch tank, which allows visitors to interact and handle marine life. The touch pool has a water misting feature that comes from the second floor ceiling. The water feature is reflected with gold and blue lighting as it falls onto the first floor touch pool.
  • View of two story height tank room, located on the first floor of the center.
  • View of first floow exhibit area, which features two interactive touch screen tables, the main floor touch pool, the two-story tanks and interactive touch screens along the waving/ribbed wall along the back.
  • View of outdoor touch pool, which is a flexible pool that allows workers to display different types of marine life on a daily basis. The touch pool has direct access to the beach to allow visitors and workers to also interact with marine life in the ocean.
  • View of Tides Sustainable Seafood Cafe, which offers sustainable seafood options for visitors and educates the public about what types of seafood should be eaten and how much in order to protect marine life.
  • The second floor touch pool, Ray Bay, allows visitors to touch various types of rays and learn about each type and their habitats.
  • View of second floor exhibits, which features a mx of tanks that display endangered marine lifeĀ and displays and interactive screens that educated the public about current problems various types of marine life are facing.
  • The lab space on the third floor allows workes and marine biologists to study and rescue marine life. The third floor features two rehabilitation tanks, holding tanks and a marine life clinic as well. Above the workstation, there are bird inspired lighting fixtures that hang at varying heights and wrap around the work area and down towards the three story open space.
  • Section of building showing various types of interactive exhibits and the ribbed/wave back wall that is featured on every floor with interactive touch screens for the 1st/2nd floor and storage on the 3rd floor.