Sea Life at Sydney Aquarium – Penguin Expedition Exhibit – is a public aquarium that features a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia’s water habitats.
Sea Life Sydney’s Penguin Island Expedition opened on Wednesday 9th November 2016 offering a “world-first penguin experience” to visitors.
The attraction provides up-close and innovative encounters with a colony of King and Gentoo Penguins through acrylic viewing panels and from a raft that floats on a ‘river’ through the penguin’s habitat (cooled to around six degrees Celsius).
The “edutainment” style exhibit provides tourists, local residents and school children with an exciting, memorable and educational experience capable of addressing such topics as plastic pollution, climate change and declining fish stock.
With constant water and freezing temperatures, Penetron Admix was used at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium to protect all the concrete in these extreme conditions. Penebar SW swellable waterstops were used to protect all construction joints in the build of this space.
Builder: MPA Group
Concrete Supplier: Hymix
Architect: Alasdair MacDonald Architects
Areas Treated: All concrete and construction joints.