At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of B\u00e5ly, you will find the site of Europe\u2019s first underwater restaurant aptly named \u2018Under.\u2019 Its name sounds simple enough, although it holds a double meaning. In Norwegian, \u201cunder\u201d can be translated to \u201cwonder.\u201d\r\n\r\nMore than an aquarium, this architectural feat\u2019s monolithic form breaks the water surface to lie against the craggy shoreline. It\u2019s designed to become a part of its marine environment, coming to rest directly on the seabed five meters below the water\u2019s surface. Like a sunken periscope, the restaurant\u2019s massive panoramic windows offer a view of the seabed as it changes throughout the seasons and varying weather conditions.\r\n\r\n\r\nMaximum relaxation at Hotel Les Roches Rouges, Province Coast\r\nThe building\u2019s sleek, streamlined form will invite mussels to cling on. Over time, as the mollusc community densifies, the submerged monolith will become an artificial mussel reef that functions dually to rinse the sea and naturally attract more marine life to its purified waters. The muted exterior lights will illuminate all for guests to see.\r\n\r\nFrom its entrance, where the tide pool is swallowed by the sea, Under\u2019s guests will enter the wardrobe area. Visitors are then ushered down one level to the champagne bar, which marks the transition between the shoreline and the ocean. From the bar, guests can also look down at the seabed level of the restaurant, where two long dining tables and several smaller tables are placed in front of the large panoramic window. The restaurant can comfortably accommodate 80-100 guests.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nUnder will also welcome interdisciplinary research teams studying marine biology and fish behaviour. The researchers will help create optimum conditions on the seabed so that fish and shellfish can thrive in proximity to the restaurant.\r\n\r\nUnder is designed by the award-winning architect firm, Sn\u00f8hetta and is set to open 2018-19. There\u2019s no word on the menu, but I think it\u2019s safe to say it will feature a plethora of seafood.\r\nFor more exotic experiences, check out this floating sauna.\r\nSource - Sn\u00f8hetta\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.