National Aquarium


Baltimore, MD


Design Collective of Baltimore

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Design Brief:

The National Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. The aquarium’s stated vision is to confront pressing issues facing global aquatic habitats through pioneering science, conservation, and educational programming.

The National Aquarium looked to Altro for safety and ease of maintenance. Because of the touchpools, water will most likely be present, causing the potential for slips and falls to increase dramatically – A thin layer of water, just a tenth of a human hair’s thickness can prevent contact between shoe and floor. With high slip resistance values of PTV ≥36, Altro Suprema provides the aquarium patrons and employees enhanced safety.