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8/2013

International Concept Management Designs and Builds Aquamundo, the newest Aquarium in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. August 1, 2013 – International Concept Management (ICM) gives Dominican residents and tourists the opportunity to experience the magical underwater world at its newest aquarium facility, AquaMundo. The aquarium, located in Santo Domingo, becomes the first AquaMundo to open in the Caribbean.

2012

Shoppers at Sambil Mall in the Dominican Republic

AquaMundo a joint venture investment designed and built by International Concept Management Inc, and will be a modern, state of the art public aquarium for patrons to interact and learn about the sea world. This never before seen exhibit will be the premier source of aquatic education, enrichment and enjoyment for the Dominican Republic.

1/2012

Shoppers at Luxe Moroccan Mall Take Elevator through World's Largest Conical Acrylic Aquarium

The cone-shaped aquarium designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc. at a Moroccan luxury mall is the world's first and largest acrylic structure of its type.

9/2011

ICM aquarium draws visitors to Scheels Store

A 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium was completed in the Scheels store in Springfield, Illinois.

8/10/2011

ICM to Partner with Scheels in Sandy, UT on 61,000-liter aquarium

The newest Scheels store in Sandy, Utah will feature a 61,000-liter aquarium built by ICM. It is an "M" shape with the double arches sitting on top of three acrylic pillars. The store will be completed in the fall of 2012

5/2011

Acquario Ceara: Partnership is formalized

The Governor of Ceara formalized the partnership with ICM in Grand Junction, CO on Friday, May 27, 2011 for the construction of the aquarium Acquario Ceara

5/2011

GJ Company to Build Brazilian Aquarium, Scores Whale of a Contract

ICM was awarded a $150 million dollar contract to build a state-of-the-art aquarium in Brazil

8/2013

International Concept Management Designs and Builds Aquamundo, the Newest Aquarium in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. August 1, 2013 – International Concept Management (ICM) gives Dominican residents and tourists the opportunity to experience the magical underwater world at its newest aquarium facility, AquaMundo. The aquarium located in Santo Domingo becomes the first AquaMundo to open in the Caribbean.

1/2012

Shoppers at Luxe Moroccan Mall Take Elevator through World's Largest Conical Acrylic Aquarium

The cone-shaped aquarium designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc. at a Moroccan luxury mall is the world''s first and largest acrylic structure of its type.

9/2011

ICM aquarium draws visitors to Scheels Store

A 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium was completed in the Scheels store in Springfield, Illinois.

8/10/2011

ICM to Partner with Scheels in Sandy, UT on 61,000-liter aquarium

The newest Scheels store in Sandy, Utah will feature a 61,000-liter aquarium built by ICM. It is an "M" shape with the double arches sitting on top of three acrylic pillars. The store will be completed in the fall of 2012

5/2011

Acquario Ceara: Partnership is formalized

The Governor of Ceara formalized the partnership with ICM in Grand Junction, CO on Friday, May 27, 2011 for the construction of the aquarium Acquario Ceara

5/2011

GJ Company to Build Brazilian Aquarium, Scores Whale of a Contract

ICM was awarded a $150 million dollar contract to build a state-of-the-art aquarium in Brazil

5/2011

ICM Hosts $150 Million Contract Signing

ICM hosted a $150 million contract signing with the governor of the State of Ceara in Brazil.

4/2009

The £1bn (that's right) new hotel in Turkey

ICM created eye-catching water features for Mardan Palace including a pool that is five acres of freshwater with an aquarium that is stocked with 2,400 fish as a centerpiece

3/2009

A whirl through Scheels in Sparks, Nevada

There are two 61,000-liter aquariums located in the Scheels store in Sparks, NV. One is a saltwater version while the other is a freshwater tank featuring fish that are local to the area

3/2009

Description of Mardan Palace in Antalya, Turkey

The Mardan Palace Antalya is located at the beautiful shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Lara region occupying a total area of 180,000 sq. meters.

10/2008

Sparks' giant Scheels sporting goods store

The Scheels in Sparks Nevada features two arched shaped aquariums, each 16,000-gallons.

9/2007

Minoan Majesty: An Ancient Civilization Inspires Modern Relaxation

ICM developed, designed, and create the acrylic reflecting pool that spa visitors see on the top floor. It turns into a skylight that is viewed from the floor underneath

5/2006

Shining Through

Tubular aquariums and structures are becoming much more prominent – as seem in the Berlin elevator project depicted in this article.

10/2005

A Life Aquatic: Radisson''s Newest Hotel in Berlin

Located inside the Radisson Hotel in Berlin sits a 250,000-gallon saltwater aquarium designed and constructed by ICM.

6/2005

Living Art: Colorful and Elaborate Aquariums are Making a Splash

Aquariums are making a huge impact in private homes of clients. Many people opt to have an aquarium, but the more unique the better for homeowners.

3/2005

Sea Monkey Mansion

The AquaDom, located in Berlin, Germany was designed and constructed by ICM. It cost $13 million dollars and took four years to complete.

1/2005

La Gran Pecera

ICM designed the AquaDom aquarium, which is 15.5 meters high by 14 meters wide. It contains an elevator that allows visitors and guests of the hotel to ride from the bottom of the tank to the top in seven minutes.

11/2004

Sleep with the Fishes

The eight-story aquarium, Aquadom, was created by ICM, known for its shark tanks at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. A seven minute elevator rides takes guests from bottom to top to watch 50 different species of fish.

November 2004

Sleep with the Fishes

A Berlin hotel is giving a new meaning to the phrase "life in a fish bowl." The new DomAquaree Radisson houses the world''s deepest aquarium, the Aquadom.

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  • January 2005

    La Gran Pecera

    The Radisson SAS Hotel in Berlin offers its clients an un-paralleled spectacle: rooms overlooking a giant aquarium eight stories high in and 50 different species of fish swimming around.

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  • La Gran Pecera
  • March 2005

    Sea Monkey Mansion

    The AquaDom, located in Berlin, Germany was designed and constructed by ICM. It cost $13 million dollars and took four years to complete. Visitors can ride the elevator, located inside the aquarium, from the bottom of the aquarium to the top.

    If there''s one thing Germans love more than Hasselhoff, it''s war. But sea critters? Standing eight stories high in the middle of Berlin''s DomAquaree Radisson hotel, the 300,000-gallon AquaDom is the world''s deepest aquarium and home to more than 2,700 fish from 100 species.

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  • Sea Monkey Mansion
  • June 2005

    Living Art: Colorful and Elaborate Aquariums are Making a Splash

    Aquariums are making a huge impact in private homes of clients. Many people opt to have an aquarium, but the more unique the better for homeowners. While aquariums can be a lot of time, money and commitment, they reduce blood pressure, and reduce stress in their owner''s lives.

    Since the underwater adventures of Jacques Cousteau, the ocean''s vibrant and exotic species have stimulated the imagination and inspired the mind. Marine hobbyists and admirers alike have sought to bring the beauty of the deep indoors, but the days of a goldfish in a bowl or a few tropical fish in a tank seem to be waning like, well, the tide. Elaborate, high-end aquariums are making their way onto the blueprints of many luxury homes.

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  • Living Art: Colorful and Elaborate Aquariums are Making a Splash in Luxury Home Design
  • October 2005

    A Life Aquatic: Radisson''s Newest Hotel in Berlin

    Located inside the Radisson Hotel in Berlin sits a 250,000-gallon saltwater aquarium designed and constructed by ICM. It features an elevator that guests and visitors can ride up through the center of the aquarium.

    Orlando, Las Vegas, Berlin? The idea of hotels as attractions started gaining ground with Disney''s Michael Eisner in the early '80s and has been growing in popularity ever since. Hotels are more than just a place to rest and recharge after a long day. Europe is embracing this trend, and architects, designers and others in the hospitality industry are propelling visitor expectations to new heights.

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  • A Life Aquatic: Radisson''s Newest Hotel in Berlin Brings an Underwater World to Guests
  • May 2006

    Shining Through

    R-Cast acrylic is an amazing material that is used to make pools, fountains, aquariums, signage, lighting, and different structures. There has been much advancement in aquariums due to the use of acrylic. Tubular aquariums and structures are becoming much more prominent – as seem in the Berlin elevator project depicted in this article.

    When you ask people about the transparent building materials, most people immediately think of glass. Glass is certainly stronger than most people realize, but it has never been an ideal structural material because of its weight, brittleness and structural limitation. With our acrylic products, by contract, architects and other designers have found a material with which they can create substantial transparent structures that are much lighter and more versatile that those made with glass – and with a structural strength more than double that of concrete.

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  • September 2007

    Minoan Majesty: An Ancient Civilization Inspires Modern Relaxation

    At six senses spa in Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort, water, stone, glass, and wood mingle to create a tranquil experience designed not only to reflect, but rival, the views from the mythical Greek isle of Crete.

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  • Minoan Majesty: An Ancient Civilization Inspires Modern Relaxation
  • October 2008

    Sparks' giant Scheels sporting goods store

    The Scheels in Sparks Nevada features two arched shaped aquariums, each 16,000-gallons. One is saltwater and the other is a freshwater environment. The freshwater tank features game fish that can be found in the local area. A brightly lit, 67-foot-tall indoor Ferris wheel spinning under the towering glass ceiling of a huge new sporting goods store is the latest and flashiest addition to the list of things to see and do in the Reno area. One is saltwater and the other is a freshwater environment. The freshwater tank features game fish that can be found in the local area.

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  • Sparks' giant Scheels sporting goods store
  • March 2009

    Description of Mardan Palace in Antalya, Turkey

    Welcome to the most luxurious resort in the Mediterranean providing the finest Turkish Hospitality with passion and commitment. It features themed aquariums located in the Seafood Restaurant, a large swim reef, and a jungle-themed nightclub. The Mardan Palace Antalya marks a long return to the days of experiential luxury, paying homage to the elegance of an enchanting past, and an awe-inspiring world where the royal splendor of illustrious empires meets today''s modern luxuries.

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  • Description of Mardan Palace in Antalya, Turkey
  • March 2009

    A whirl through Scheels in Sparks, Nevada

    Visitors to Scheels sporting goods store check out the two 16,000-gallon aquariums near the entrance.

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  • A whirl through Scheels in Sparks, Nevada
  • April 2009

    The £1bn (that's right) new hotel in Turkey

    Turkey is on everyone''s holiday radar right now because it''s one of the few destinations where a pound might just buy more than a chip wrapper this summer.

    At least, that''s how most Brits are viewing the country. Turkey''s tourism chiefs see things somewhat differently. They are busy transforming a section of its southern seaboard into a European Dubai. The object of their attentions is Antalya — an hour''s plane ride from Istanbul, down on a ragged cliff edge of the Mediterranean and piled high with the sort of bleak tower blocks that we spent the 1960s building and the 1980s bulldozing.

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  • The £1bn (that's right) new hotel in Turkey
  • May 2011

    ICM Hosts $150 Million Contract Signing

    On Friday, May 27, 2011 ICM hosted a contract signing with Governor Cid Ferreira Gomes, the Governor of the State of Ceara in Brazil. The contract is for a $150 million dollar aquarium project that will be the largest of its kind in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere.

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  • ICM Hosts $150 Million Contract Signing
  • May 2011

    GJ Company to Build Brazilian Aquarium, Scores Whale of a Contract

    ICM, sister company to Reynolds Polymer, was a awarded a $150 million contract Friday morning to help build a state-of-the-art aquarium in Brazil. The facility, which will be the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, is also the largest project ICM has ever taken on.

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  • GJ Company to Build Brazilian Aquarium, Scores Whale of a Contract
  • May 2011

    Acquario Ceara: Partnership is Formalized

    The governor Cid Gomes formalized on Friday (27), in Grand Junction, State of Colorado, in the United States, the partnership with vendors for the construction of Acquario Ceará. The company ICM Reynolds is the world's largest in the construction of aquariums. Of the 250 largest aquariums world, 215 were built by the company. This was the first step towards installation of tourism in the state.

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  • Acquario Ceara: Partnership is Formalized
  • August 10, 2011

    ICM to Partner with Scheels in Sandy, UT on 61,000-liter aquarium

    International Concept Management ("ICM") will be collaborating with Scheels to create an aquarium to be installed in their newest store in Sandy, Utah. Construction is underway on the new Scheels store, which will include: an aquarium designed and installed by ICM, entertainment venues, specialty shops, and boutiques staffed by experts in their field.

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  • ICM to Partner with Scheels in Sandy, UT on 61,000-liter aquarium
  • September 2011

    ICM aquarium draws visitors to Scheels Store

    International Concept Management ("ICM") recently finished the construction of a 16,000-gallon salt-water aquarium inside the Scheels store in Springfield, IL. The aquarium is a unique attraction that engages young and mature minds to the enchanting world below the surface. The attraction is home to 550 saltwater fish, including an assortment of wrasse, puffer, and damsel.

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  • ICM aquarium draws visitors to Scheels Store
  • January 2012

    Shoppers at Luxe Moroccan Mall Take Elevator through World's Largest Conical Acrylic Aquarium

    The cone-shaped aquarium designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc. at a Moroccan luxury mall is the world's first and largest acrylic structure of its type. The acrylic aquarium gives shoppers a chance to take an elevator ride through the center of the aquarium to get eye-to-eye with sharks and rays while learning more about aquatic life.

    Casablanca, Morocco. January 3, 2012 – The world's first and largest cone-shaped aquarium with an inner acrylic cylinder housing a glass elevator recently debuted at the new Morocco Mall in Casablanca. Aquadream, the 31 foot tall (9.3 meter) acrylic aquarium designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc. (ICM), is the centerpiece of the luxury giga-mall along Morocco''s coast.

    ICM designed the aquarium to offer an engaging experience, emphasizing education and the importance of preserving the world''s oceans. To accomplish this, ICM designed and built an aquarium that would literally immerse guests into a coral reef environment.

    The result is an aquarium holding 264,000 gallons (one million liters) of saltwater. The outside of the aquarium resembles an upside-down cone with a glass elevator traveling in a clear R-Cast acrylic tube to transport shoppers to the mall''s top floor. The five minute ride takes guests through a tropical reef, getting them nose-to-nose with sharks, rays, and thousands of other fish while educating them about ocean life.

    "ICM gained a wealth of knowledge when constructing the AquaDom cylindrical aquarium in Berlin," explained Roger R. Reynolds III, CEO of ICM and acrylic panel manufacturer Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc. (RPT). "Aquadream presented challenges in the complexity of the design and execution, but with our collective expertise, we successfully designed and built the aquarium to fulfill the vision of the project while maintaining our strict safety standards."

    One of the challenges facing ICM was expected earthquake activity. With Casablanca situated in a relatively high seismic zone, safety was paramount in the design. ICM''s solution kept the aquarium as a freestanding structure sitting on its own concrete slab separate from the mall. This cushions it against tremors and isolates it from any movement the rest of the mall may be experiencing during an earthquake. As testament to ICM''s solid engineering and design, two small tremors rippled through during the construction of the aquarium without damaging any component of the structure.

    Transporting the aquarium from the port to the job site also required extra planning – and police involvement. A convoy of four oversized trucks hauled the outer cylinder sections to the job site at 3 a.m. with a police escort to ensure that the acrylic panels arrive safely and that motorists were alerted of the oversized objects on the road.

    "While the design, manufacturing, and installation were all quite technical, we had considerable experience to rely on to do everything exactly as it should be done," said Andrius Vengalis, ICM''s on-site Project Manager for the aquarium, referring to other complex freestanding aquariums with an elevator in the design and earthquake-resistant aquariums ICM designed and built. "Seeing the finished aquarium and the excitement from the crowds when the mall opened made all that work well worth it."

    ICM not only designed, built, and commissioned the aquarium, but managed the installation in its entirety. That included designing, sourcing, and installing the reef in the tank for an accurate, functional, and safe replication of an environment for the fish; selecting and sourcing aquatic animals that successfully cohabitate; and designing and installing the lighting, filtration systems, and control panels for the aquarium. All systems have fail-safes that keep the aquarium running at minimal, but safe, levels until the full system can be restored, such as in the event of a power failure.

    RPT assisted ICM in the engineering and manufacture of all the R-Cast acrylic panels used in the construction of Aquadream and helped with the on-site assembly. Because the finished outer cylinder was too large to ship in one piece, RPT fabricated it in seven sections. Once on-site, RPT and ICM teams bonded the pieces together to create the conical exterior. The inner cylinder arrived fully-assembled - from sister company RPT Asia, Ltd. in Thailand - which was then lowered into the center of the aquarium.

    The exterior of the aquarium is nearly 40 feet in diameter (12.1 meters) at the bottom of the cone and nearly 44 feet in diameter (13.4 meters) at the top, with acrylic panels more than 26 feet (7.8 meters) tall and 4.7 inches thick (12cm). The inner cylinder is 11 feet in diameter (3.4 meters) and four inches thick (10cm). In total, the aquarium holds more than 1,000 metric tons of saltwater.

    The state-of-the-art life support system makes saltwater using fresh city water and artificial sea salt while filtering 100 percent of the water every hour. The backwash recovery system allows for the reuse of aquarium water through a unique process which creates efficiency and translates into significant operational savings.

    The aquarium will house nearly 3,000 aquatic animals representing 41 different species and is open to the public during normal mall hours. Guests may take an educational elevator ride through the aquarium to the top floor of the mall for a small fee or opt for a diving session in the tank.

    About International Concept Management, Inc.

    International Concept Management, Inc. is a unique design and build firm that creates custom aquariums, water features, and other themed environments that inspire, educate, and entertain visitors. They have currently been awarded the construction of the largest public aquarium in South America. This aquarium project is being built in Fortaleza, Brazil. ICM is recognized around the world for their daring designs and creativity that continually push the limits of spatial, interior, and exhibit designs. Many of the projects are focal points of some of the most well-known museums, zoos, and aquariums in hotels, restaurants, and retail chains around the world. ICM is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado with operations around the world. Visit www.icm-corp.com for more information.


    Contact
    Nathan Reynolds, International Concept Management
    970.241.6864
    info@icm-corp.com
    www.icm-corp.com

    May 2011

    ICM Hosts $150 Million Contract Signing

    On Friday, May 27, 2011 ICM hosted a contract signing with Governor Cid Ferreira Gomes, the Governor of the State of Ceara in Brazil. The contract is for a $150 million dollar aquarium project that will be the largest of its kind in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere.

    Download PDF:

  • ICM Hosts $150 Million Contract Signing
  • May 2011

    GJ Company to Build Brazilian Aquarium, Scores Whale of a Contract

    ICM, sister company to Reynolds Polymer, was a awarded a $150 million contract Friday morning to help build a state-of-the-art aquarium in Brazil. The facility, which will be the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, is also the largest project ICM has ever taken on.

    2011-05-gj-aquarium3lg.jpg

    Download PDF:

  • GJ Company to Build Brazilian Aquarium, Scores Whale of a Contract
  • May 2011

    Acquario Ceara: Partnership is Formalized

    The governor Cid Gomes formalized on Friday (27), in Grand Junction, State of Colorado, in the United States, the partnership with vendors for the construction of Acquario Ceará. The company ICM Reynolds is the world's largest in the construction of aquariums. Of the 250 largest aquariums world, 215 were built by the company. This was the first step towards installation of tourism in the state.

    Download PDF:

  • Acquario Ceara: Partnership is Formalized
  • August 10, 2011

    ICM to Partner with Scheels in Sandy, UT on 61,000-liter aquarium

    International Concept Management ("ICM") will be collaborating with Scheels to create an aquarium to be installed in their newest store in Sandy, Utah. Construction is underway on the new Scheels store, which will include: an aquarium designed and installed by ICM, entertainment venues, specialty shops, and boutiques staffed by experts in their field.

    Download PDF:

  • ICM to Partner with Scheels in Sandy, UT on 61,000-liter aquarium
  • September 2011

    ICM aquarium draws visitors to Scheels Store

    International Concept Management ("ICM") recently finished the construction of a 16,000-gallon salt-water aquarium inside the Scheels store in Springfield, IL. The aquarium is a unique attraction that engages young and mature minds to the enchanting world below the surface. The attraction is home to 550 saltwater fish, including an assortment of wrasse, puffer, and damsel.

    Download PDF:

  • ICM aquarium draws visitors to Scheels Store
  • January 2012

    Shoppers at Luxe Moroccan Mall Take Elevator through World's Largest Conical Acrylic Aquarium

    The cone-shaped aquarium designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc. at a Moroccan luxury mall is the world's first and largest acrylic structure of its type. The acrylic aquarium gives shoppers a chance to take an elevator ride through the center of the aquarium to get eye-to-eye with sharks and rays while learning more about aquatic life.

    Casablanca, Morocco. January 3, 2012 – The world's first and largest cone-shaped aquarium with an inner acrylic cylinder housing a glass elevator recently debuted at the new Morocco Mall in Casablanca. Aquadream, the 31 foot tall (9.3 meter) acrylic aquarium designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc. (ICM), is the centerpiece of the luxury giga-mall along Morocco''s coast.

    ICM designed the aquarium to offer an engaging experience, emphasizing education and the importance of preserving the world''s oceans. To accomplish this, ICM designed and built an aquarium that would literally immerse guests into a coral reef environment.

    The result is an aquarium holding 264,000 gallons (one million liters) of saltwater. The outside of the aquarium resembles an upside-down cone with a glass elevator traveling in a clear R-Cast acrylic tube to transport shoppers to the mall''s top floor. The five minute ride takes guests through a tropical reef, getting them nose-to-nose with sharks, rays, and thousands of other fish while educating them about ocean life.

    "ICM gained a wealth of knowledge when constructing the AquaDom cylindrical aquarium in Berlin," explained Roger R. Reynolds III, CEO of ICM and acrylic panel manufacturer Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc. (RPT). "Aquadream presented challenges in the complexity of the design and execution, but with our collective expertise, we successfully designed and built the aquarium to fulfill the vision of the project while maintaining our strict safety standards."

    One of the challenges facing ICM was expected earthquake activity. With Casablanca situated in a relatively high seismic zone, safety was paramount in the design. ICM''s solution kept the aquarium as a freestanding structure sitting on its own concrete slab separate from the mall. This cushions it against tremors and isolates it from any movement the rest of the mall may be experiencing during an earthquake. As testament to ICM''s solid engineering and design, two small tremors rippled through during the construction of the aquarium without damaging any component of the structure.

    Transporting the aquarium from the port to the job site also required extra planning – and police involvement. A convoy of four oversized trucks hauled the outer cylinder sections to the job site at 3 a.m. with a police escort to ensure that the acrylic panels arrive safely and that motorists were alerted of the oversized objects on the road.

    "While the design, manufacturing, and installation were all quite technical, we had considerable experience to rely on to do everything exactly as it should be done," said Andrius Vengalis, ICM''s on-site Project Manager for the aquarium, referring to other complex freestanding aquariums with an elevator in the design and earthquake-resistant aquariums ICM designed and built. "Seeing the finished aquarium and the excitement from the crowds when the mall opened made all that work well worth it."

    ICM not only designed, built, and commissioned the aquarium, but managed the installation in its entirety. That included designing, sourcing, and installing the reef in the tank for an accurate, functional, and safe replication of an environment for the fish; selecting and sourcing aquatic animals that successfully cohabitate; and designing and installing the lighting, filtration systems, and control panels for the aquarium. All systems have fail-safes that keep the aquarium running at minimal, but safe, levels until the full system can be restored, such as in the event of a power failure.

    RPT assisted ICM in the engineering and manufacture of all the R-Cast acrylic panels used in the construction of Aquadream and helped with the on-site assembly. Because the finished outer cylinder was too large to ship in one piece, RPT fabricated it in seven sections. Once on-site, RPT and ICM teams bonded the pieces together to create the conical exterior. The inner cylinder arrived fully-assembled - from sister company RPT Asia, Ltd. in Thailand - which was then lowered into the center of the aquarium.

    The exterior of the aquarium is nearly 40 feet in diameter (12.1 meters) at the bottom of the cone and nearly 44 feet in diameter (13.4 meters) at the top, with acrylic panels more than 26 feet (7.8 meters) tall and 4.7 inches thick (12cm). The inner cylinder is 11 feet in diameter (3.4 meters) and four inches thick (10cm). In total, the aquarium holds more than 1,000 metric tons of saltwater.

    The state-of-the-art life support system makes saltwater using fresh city water and artificial sea salt while filtering 100 percent of the water every hour. The backwash recovery system allows for the reuse of aquarium water through a unique process which creates efficiency and translates into significant operational savings.

    The aquarium will house nearly 3,000 aquatic animals representing 41 different species and is open to the public during normal mall hours. Guests may take an educational elevator ride through the aquarium to the top floor of the mall for a small fee or opt for a diving session in the tank.

    About International Concept Management, Inc.

    International Concept Management, Inc. is a unique design and build firm that creates custom aquariums, water features, and other themed environments that inspire, educate, and entertain visitors. They have currently been awarded the construction of the largest public aquarium in South America. This aquarium project is being built in Fortaleza, Brazil. ICM is recognized around the world for their daring designs and creativity that continually push the limits of spatial, interior, and exhibit designs. Many of the projects are focal points of some of the most well-known museums, zoos, and aquariums in hotels, restaurants, and retail chains around the world. ICM is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado with operations around the world. Visit www.icm-corp.com for more information.


    Contact
    Nathan Reynolds, International Concept Management
    970.241.6864
    info@icm-corp.com
    www.icm-corp.com

    January 2012

    Shoppers at Sambil Mall in the Dominican Republic will enjoy an unprecedented view into the tropical underwater world built by International Concept Management, Inc.

    AquaMundo a joint venture investment designed and built by International Concept Management Inc, and will be a modern, state of the art public aquarium for patrons to interact and learn about the sea world. This never before seen exhibit will be the premier source of aquatic education, enrichment and enjoyment for the Dominican Republic.

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic- A new riveting aquatic exhibit is about to open in Santo Domingo at the new Sambil Mall. The unique combination of the aquatic, insect and reptile world will enhance visitors' educational and entertainment experience. The facility will provide this experience in a variety of ways by using interpretive visual media and explanations combined with various living exhibits to teach visitors about our surrounding oceans, fragile local and non-local ecosystems.

    The grand opening of Sambil Mall took place on November 30 and is the largest shopping center in the Dominican Republic. Sambil has more than 350 stores in its 230,000 m² space which includes a theater, the largest food court in the country, plus an archway tank designed and built by International Concept Management, Inc. It is not only a mall; it is an entertainment center for families with a variety of services and daily activities. Sambil has made Santo Domingo the forefront of recognizable shopping and leisure attractions.

    AquaMundo will be located on the Nivel Acuario level of the mall with a space of 1,600m². The project is providing a truly unique experience for Sambil and the city of Santo Domingo. The Sambil Group worked along with ICM to invest in and create an interactive environment that not only entertains visitors, but also educates and promotes conservation.

    Upon entering the aquarium, visitors will be directed to an area dedicated to education. It will include Aztec themed interactive displays that guide with facts, figures, and educational videos. The Aztec room will guide visitors into a coral garden maze, which will contain giant neon polyps, anemones, hidden aquariums, feature aquariums and interactive lighted displays and sound. After guests find their way through the maze they will enter a cylindrical tunnel that will captivate their imaginations, by offering an 180° view of the sharks, fish and eels swimming all around them.

    After guests emerge from the tunnel, they will pass through an "underwater" submarine experience, where they will be able to look through acrylic windows into the tunnel's path they just experienced. After visitors exit the submarine, they will be entering one of the most exciting areas of the experience, the ray touch and feeding tanks. The guests will be able to purchase food in order to feed the rays with their own hands. Visitors can explore the exhibits as long as they choose before exiting through the gift shop filled with unique and memorable gifts to remind them of their experience at AquaMundo.

    The exhibits at AquaMundo will be housed in a wide variety of enclosures, different in size, shape, and material. All wet exhibits will be housed in acrylic tanks using modern installation techniques in order to guarantee safety and the best viewing clarity possible. Shapes vary from classic rectangular and cubic tanks to cylindrical and spherical tanks, allowing fascinating exhibits of species-specific activity and unparalleled viewing possibilities. All exhibits will be accompanied by clear educational descriptions, informing the visitor of the name, location, and key facts of the species on display. The tanks will all be equipped with internal exhibitry displays, which are both visually rich and provide a natural habitat.

    All aquatic exhibits at AquaMundo are supported by state-of-the-art life support systems equipped with the proper technology to maintain excellent water quality, creating an enjoyable experience for visitors and a non-stressful, healthy living environment for the species. The tanks are divided into 10 independent groups, each powered by its own filtration system. Water for the systems will be supplied by the city, filtered to remove impurities, and adjusted as necessary. Saltwater for exhibits will be mixed on site using special sea salt mixes that mimic the chemical composition of ocean water. The filtration systems have been designed with a maximum conversation of water in mind.

    ICM is dedicated to conserving and protecting the environment, thus the community will be encouraged to have cleanup days, where students will gather together at the beach on the weekends to take an active role in cleaning up their communities. This will promote awareness of the environmental impact a population has on the environment. Beach cleanups and community volunteer programs will educate citizens on the importance and fragility of the local ecosystems. ICM not only will design, build, and commission the aquarium, but will manage the installation in its entirety.


    About International Concept Management, Inc.
    International Concept Management, Inc. is a unique design and build firm that creates custom aquariums, water features, and other themed environments that inspire, educate, and entertain visitors. They have currently been awarded the construction of the largest public aquarium in South America. This aquarium project is being built in Fortaleza, Brazil. ICM is recognized around the world for their daring designs and creativity that continually push the limits of spatial, interior, and exhibit designs. Many of the projects are focal points of some of the most well-known museums, zoos, and aquariums in hotels, restaurants, and retail chains around the world. ICM is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado with operations around the world. Visit www.icm-corp.com for more information.

    August 2013

    International Concept Management Designs and Builds Aquamundo, the Newest Aquarium in the Dominican Republic

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. August 1, 2013 – International Concept Management (ICM) gives Dominican residents and tourists the opportunity to experience the magical underwater world at its newest aquarium facility, AquaMundo. The aquarium located in Santo Domingo becomes the first AquaMundo to open in the Caribbean.

    The aquarium features 72 exhibits in seven different themed zones, which include: Mayan Ruins, a Coral Garden maze, acrylic Shark Tunnel, interactive Submarine, traditional Dominican village and a touch tank with ray feeding pool. During the experience guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the sea life, including handling various species of the ocean and also touch and feed the variety of rays and baby sharks in the ray pool. AquaMundo aims to combine education and entertainment to create an exciting learning environment for children and adults of all ages. The aquarium also features educational games and activities throughout for all to participate in. ICM has used over 18 years of experience in the industry to create a one of a kind visit for their guests at AquaMundo.

    The aquarium, located in Sambil Shopping Center, is a joint-venture investment between ICM and Sambil that will help attract tourism and guests from around the country to the Dominican Republic capital city, Santo Domingo. ICM plans to take part in more investments of this kind in the near future and is looking for their next opportunity in Latin America.

    ICM hopes to spread their mission for the conservation and preservation of the world's oceans and the life within. Nathan Reynolds, the Vice President of Operations at ICM commented "AquaMundo represents more than a business to our company. We hope to create awareness and get people talking about how important our oceans are and how important it is for all of us to do our part protecting it." AquaMundo regularly organizes community beach cleanups and educational programs to help spread the awareness.


    About International Concept Management, Inc.
    ICM is an innovative firm that designs and builds commercial aquariums, interactive water parks, and other themed environments that inspire, educate, and entertain visitors. ICM is recognized around the world for their daring creativity, which continually push the limits of spatial, interior and exhibit designs. Many of their projects are the focal points of the most well known museums, zoos, and aquariums, as well as hotels, restaurants, and retail chains around the world.


    For more information, please contact:
    International Concept Management, Inc.
    Dylan Wiman
    (970) 241-6864
    dwiman@icm-corp.com