You may have noticed a trend in underwater attractions recently — including Croatia's underwater winery, Turkey's underwater city, and Dubai's underwater resort — and now Europe is joining in on the trend with a new underwater restaurant in Båly, Norway.
Half of the restaurant will be submerged into water, resting five meters beneath sea level — which as you can see from the photos below, gives the illusion of a sinking ship. As diners descend down the restaurant, they can enjoy a glass of bubbly at the champagne bar as they look out onto the ocean through its huge windows.
And if you're worried about the dangers of this innovative structure, you needn't be. Designed by Snøhetta, the award-winning architecture firm responsible for the Norwegian National Opera House and New York's September 11 Memorial, the design choices have been well-thought out. The walls will be made of meter-thick concrete which are made to resist the pressure and changes of Norway’s rugged coastline, while the submerged structure was chosen to make it easy for mussels to cling to. It is hoped that in time it will flourish into a full artificial reef as a way to attract more marine life.
You can find out more about the new underwater restaurant on the Snøhetta website.