mesoscaphe


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mesoscaphe

(ˈmɛsəʊˌskeɪf)
n
(Historical Terms) a mid-20th century vessel lowered into the sea to a moderate depth for the purpose of underwater exploration
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Continuing the quest to explore and invent, his son Jacques dived to the deepest known earth's depth -- the Mariana Trench, 10,916m -- and invented the subA[degrees] mersible mesoscaphe, besides buildingtheworld'sfirstsubmaA[degrees] rine for tourists.
Along the lakeshore Nouvel has choreographed series of structures and events -- a pavilion made from tree trunks, a giant theatre tent, gravel mountains and a septet of vaulted chapels containing installations by artists meditating on universal spiritual themes, The decaying hulk of the Mesoscaphe, the world's first tourist submarine which that was one of the main attractions of the 1964 Expo in Lausanne, completes the surreal assemblage.