Salmon Eye

Salmon Eye


Salmon Eye is a spectacular, floating aquaculture showroom, visitor and learning centre in Norway’s Hardangerfjord. A world-class visitor and learning centre on how to better feed the planet with sustainable seafood. True to its nature, Salmon Eye curves for its ellipsoid design, bathed in 9,250 stainless steel shaped like fish scales to imitate the appearance and colour of fish. Architecture, design and interior by Kvorning Design, Denmark, for Eide Fjordbruk, Norway.

Statement of the jury

Salmon Eye is undoubtedly impressive and visionary: the spherical, floating building surprises with spectacular architecture. Wrapped in silvery fish scales from the outside, the interior houses an aquaculture showroom alongside an exclusive fine dining restaurant. The visitor and learning centre in the Hardanger Fjord in Norway sets an impressive example for resource-saving fish culture. In an extraordinary ambience, visitors are sensitised to a more responsible approach to the sea. A bold architecture that inspires!


Excellent Architecture