Being an inland site, the design for Aquatics Gallery came with its own challenges. The building, designed in a shell shape is intended not only as symbolic representation of the aquatic life, but also as a form that allows connectivity and free movement. The aquarium has three water types - fresh water, brackish water and salt water that are sequentially demonstrated by creating “water worlds”, by location. These are Indian Rivers, South East Asia, Africa, The Americas and Indian Ocean. Worth noting with emphasis is the importance of back of house spaces for the servicing of the tanks and associated living environments of the various species.