A DIVISION OF WORLDBIZZ PTE LTD

Studio Worldbizz - doing the Design + Architecture for international projects that involves our expertise in Aquarium Specialist Works (ASW) for world-class Underwater World projects and Dolphinarium, Water Theme Parks, and designs that uses PMMA Acrylic. In Studio Worldbizz, AQUATONIC takes to the Design + Architecture making the design up to Pre-Construction stage where the local architects will then provide construction drawings and submission to authorities. Worldbizz is capable of building the Aquarium Specialist Works which involve the use of PMMA Acrylic and Life Support Systems to the project.

 

AQUATONIC is a Brisbane based architectural and design practice, engaged in a wide variety of project types across a range of locations and environments around the world. We promote high quality yet practical design solutions that positively consider the end user as well as the developer and builder. Our approach to design is one of inclusiveness and partnering - all stakeholders are part of the solution. Excellent design outcomes are important for every project regardless of budget or scope. 

One of the core focus areas for the practice are aquatic projects. We are experienced to undertake two major urban developments on the Mediterranean coast of Tripoli, Libya. Both projects are approximately 100 Ha in area and involve master planning, developed design and presentation. 

 

 

Ben Gepp, Jared Chew, Marco Giaroli, Sean Allanson (Worldbizz with Aquatonic)

Jared Chew

Director

 

 

The founder of Worldbizz and a Specialist in PMMA Acrylic since year 2000. A business veteran of more than 35 years, Jared is focused in niche business creation. Jared worked in design and build of Aquarium Specialist Works that involve using PMMA Acrylic for display tanks in Underwaterworld projects and life support systems. He initiated the first Dinosaur Exhibits (from USA) Event in Malaysia and China that later opened a whole new market for dinosaur exhibits in both these countries. His success in the business is reflected in the company website and company profile.
His business portfolio include Design + Architecture with partners Marco Giaroli and Ben Gepp in specialized international projects in Aquarium Specialist Works, Dolphinarium and Water Theme Parks.

 

 

Marco Giaroli B. Arch

Director

 

 

Marco is an architect with an extensive background in residential and aquatic applications. He has particular expertise in project coordination. Marco has been involved in all phases of project delivery for residential, commercial and aquatic architecture in various parts of the world which have required a comprehensive ability to manage various project stakeholders and the output of deliverables. This includes his role as Project Coordinator for the full production of multi-disciplinary documents for the NORTH GHERAN Project, Tripoli, Libya and with a construction budget of $4.5 billion. The 1 sq.km site included more than 30 individual building types. 

Marco was also a member of a high profile international design team that was short-listed to develop concepts for a base station in Antarctica. This project utilized cutting edge ESD principles and design innovation.

 

 

Ben Gepp B. Arch

Director

 

 

Ben has a particular interest in highly refined design outcomes. He was the lead project designer of the Master Plan Community of a 1 sq. km site in NORTH GHERAN, Tripoli, Libya. The design accomodated 13,000 permanent residents and including full infrastructure, sustainability and urban design of housing units, shopping centre, hotels, office buildings, mixed-use buildings and transport nodes. 

His experience in designing public facilities in a diversity of regional locations will ensure high quality design outcomes that are regionally sensitive, functionally efficient, aesthetically pleasing, culturally and climatically appropriate.

 

 

Marco Tulio Flores Gomez

Specialist Consultant / Trainer of Dolphins & Sea Lions for Performance Purposes

Marco trains and disciplines young dolphins/sea lions for performance since 1996. His work involves husbandry for dolphins/sea lions. He has experience with many such dolphin/sea lions facilities in countries such as South America (Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia), Mexico, Switzerland, Spain.

 

Moving into the China market, STUDIO WORLDBIZZ wins contract to provide design and concept of an Eco project in Tianjin under the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city. The Eco-city is a bilateral collaboration project between Singapore and China to develop an economically vibrant, socially harmonious, environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient city in Tianjin.

Eco-city will become a model satellite city, serving the surrounding regions with its efficient administration, business-friendly policies and conducive living environment. It will also bring the Eco-ctiy closer to realizing its vision of being the model of sustainable development for other Chinese cities.

Dream Island is just one of the several projects at the Eco-city.

In this project, we introduced a well-balanced Eco Theme Park that includes an Eco-village of retail shops and restaurants; a Butterfly Dome; Ice World; Dinosaur Park; a new concept called the Real and Reel Aquarium where the real sea environment is combined with real life exhibits, Projection Mapping and Virtual Reality.

Our design and concept was well received and approved by the Sino-Singapore Eco-City Tianjin Committee. Phase 1 construction works already commenced in April 2016. Phase 2 construction works will commence in 3rd quarter of 2016.

 

 

The Real and Reel Aquarium Exhibit will indeed pave the way for more of such projects built at a lower construction cost than in building a full-scale mega Aquarium. There are some real exhibits in real water environment acrylic tanks and large virtual exhibits using state-of-the-art Project Mapping technology. There is no running costs for feeding and water change and filtration. In addition to this, our design includes life-size sea creatures, namely sea dinosaurs that are built in animatronics.

This project, also called Dream Island-Tianjin, brings together all business partners of WORLDBIZZ, who becomes a consortium to bid for the project. The development proposed is not that of a 'normal' theme park. What we have proposed is a different type of entertainment precinct and this is why the government supports it. We proposed the Lakeside Retail Precinct that will provide a direct revenue stream from the adjacent population of residential housing. Technology is changing rapidly thus most of the interactive displays will be housed within very simple to construct spaces allowing exhibits to be continually upgraded when technology changes. The dome design will become a large exhibit in itself. The thermal benefits of covering the buildings make it feasible, and although may be higher initial capital costs, should result in a significant effect on the reduction of running costs.

 

 

EXPERIENCE IN PREVIOUS PROJECTS : CHONGQING, CHINA

2015 : US $120M

A major public aquarium in the city of Chongqing comprising 4 separate buildings and 18 mega-litres water capacity displaying a wide variety of aquatic life as well as marine mammals, including beluga, dolphin and polar bears.

 

Role: *Architectural design to enable documentation by others. Scope of design services included:

  • Habitat design: Display/performance exhibits, holding and quarantine facilities.

  • Interiors:Developed design to resolve circulation for both front of house and back oh house, maximise exhibit viewing. 

  • Acrylic viewing panels: Detailed design of all acrylic viewing panels including rebate details and installation procedures

  • Filtration and Life support systems: Architectural coordination of back of house plant spaces for safe efficient operation

 

 

EXPERIENCE IN PREVIOUS PROJECTS : JAKARTA, INDONESIA

2015 : US $25M

An aquarium located in inner city shopping mall displaying a variety of aquatic life including penguins, reptiles and otters.

 

Role: *Architectural design to enable documentation by others. Scope of design services included:

  • Habitat design: detailed habitat design.

  • Interiors: developed design to resolve circulation for both front of house and back oh house, maximise exhibit viewing.

  • Acrylic viewing panels: detailed design of all acrylic viewing panels including rebate details and installation procedures

  • Filtration and Life support systems: architectural coordination of back of house plant spaces for safe efficient operation

 

 

EXPERIENCE IN PREVIOUS PROJECTS : MYANMAR

2015 : US $25M

A boutique aquarium located in Yangon displaying the aquatic life of Myanmar, from the Himalaya to the Andaman Sea 

 

Role: *Architectural design to enable documentation by others. Scope of design services included:

  • Theming: Design thematic journey through aquarium including selection of all species to be displayed

  • Habitat design: detailed habitat design including all rockwork and scenery design.

  • Lighting: concept design of all exhibit lighting. Utilisation of RGB LED, DMX and Dali systems.

  • Interiors: developed design to resolve circulation for both front of house and back oh house, maximise exhibit viewing.

  • Acrylic viewing panels: detailed design of all acrylic viewing panels including rebate details and installation procedures. Factory inspections of acrylic.

  • Filtration and Life support systems: architectural coordination of back of house plant spaces for safe efficient operation

EXPERIENCE IN PREVIOUS PROJECTS : WATERPARK IN BEIJING, CHINA

EXPERIENCE IN PREVIOUS PROJECTS : WATERPARK IN NANJING, CHINA

EXPERIENCE IN PREVIOUS PROJECTS : WATERCUBE