National Aquarium to build floating exhibit between Inner Harbor piers
Ayers Saint Gross has been working with the National Aquarium to design a new floating wetland exhibit, Harbor Wetland, which will be installed between piers 3 and 4 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Scheduled to open next summer, the exhibit will feature a walking dock and a network of floating, manmade “islands” with plants and grasses to attract and provide shelter for native species.
This project is an expansion of the sustainable Floating Wetland Prototype Ayers Saint Gross and the National Aquarium worked on in 2018 with Biohabitats, McLaren Engineering Group, and Kovacs, Whitney & Associates in continuation of Studio Gang’s EcoSlip concept. The National ASLA award-winning project now serves as a durable and welcoming home for a variety of marsh shrubs, grasses, and native wildlife.
Read more about the new exhibit:
- “National Aquarium to build floating exhibit between Inner Harbor piers” – The Baltimore Banner
- “National Aquarium starts work on outdoor Harbor Wetland” – The Baltimore Sun
- National Aquarium to start building Harbor Wetland – WMAR2
- The National Aquarium Inner Harbor restoration to bring floating wetlands – WBAL-AM
- 8 things to know: Aquarium floating exhibit to start construction – Baltimore Business Journal