Representational Image (Image courtesy: Instagram)
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Here's a sneak-peek into the world's largest underwater restaurant

ANI | Updated: Nov 06, 2018 14:22 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 6 (ANI): Norway is all set become home to the world's largest underwater restaurant.
The eatery, called Under, is designed by Snøhetta and is five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway.
According to CNN, the 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018. Work is now underway to complete the interiors in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.
When finished, the structure will accommodate about 100 guests with a total internal area of about 500 square meters (5,300 square feet) set over three levels, offering unique underwater views of the surrounding marine environment through an 11-meter (36 feet) wide panoramic window.

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More than half of the structure is submerged, and the guests will gain access through a glass walkway that will bridge the gap between the coast and the entrance, which will be at shore level.
Under is made of reinforced concrete to withstand the harsh conditions found in this spot of the Norwegian coastline.
From the main window in the dining area, which is 4 meters (13 feet) tall, guests will be able to observe a variety of fish and sea creatures including seals and lobsters. Crucial to this view is the lighting, which has been carefully designed for both the interior and the sandbank just outside.

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Interior lighting is muted and discreet to avoid such reflections, and colors are chosen accordingly, with oak wood and fabric covering the walls to avoid glaring white spots.
Talking about the food, the tasting menu, created by Danish head chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen, is still under wraps. While it is likely to rely heavily on local seafood, mushrooms, berries, various seabirds, and wild sheep from the surrounding landscape will also be offered. (ANI)