Deltapark, whale pavilion, Neeltje Jans
The whale pavilion (water pavilion) is located in the slope of the Oosterschelde river. The design calculated with high tide and waves in the Oosterschelde. The Pavilion (museum and exhibition area) consists of a "fresh water" part and a "salt water" part, at land side and at sea side.
Both architects have tried to imitate natural forms in their design, thus allowing the project to become an example of flowing architecture.
The construction of these forms required a lot of creativity to make the project economically feasible. The main supporting structure is made of steel.