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Melbourne Aquarium Penguins

Thorburn Consultants (NZ) Ltd designed a Quarantine Level 4 facility for the permanent care and display of Gentoo and King Penguins at Melbourne Aquarium. The facility included a penguin pool and sophisticated filtration system delivering the highest quality water. A recovery system meant that minimal water was lost to backwashing. Ice making, office space, wet and dry laboratory were all incorporated into the back of house quarters nestled between piers supporting Melbourne’s busy rail line.