Designed in commemoration of Guinness’ 250 year anniversary, transformed submarine saw the light of deep sea and became World’s First and Only Deep See Bar. London-based architecture practice, Jump Studios, was in charge for this challenging job.
Talented individuals from Jump Studios in collaboration with carpenter and engineer, Nicholas Alexander took measurements of the submarine in Sweden’s Stockholm Archipelago before constructing the pre-fabricated interior shell and then assembled the components in sub-zero temperatures before sinking the bar to the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
The interior of the 118 square-feet submarine is precisely done in rubber discs covered glass reinforced plastic material. The bar is arranged so reminiscent of bubbles, some of which are filled with LED lights, and some can be used as drink holder. Sculpted nooks for seating and tables complement the full enjoyment. Of course, given that the bar is in the water depths, special attention was paid to ventilation and fire safety protocols, not to mention the daily operation of the submarine’s mechanics.
This project, the first of its kind in the world, was commissioned for the Guinness Sea Experience competition, celebrating the iconic brand’s 250th anniversary – when Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000-year lease on the famous St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Three prizes were offered as part of the global promotion, including a trip inside the custom-built Guinness-branded submarine.