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ZSL London Zoo’s Snowdon Aviary in England by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has been appointed to redevelop the iconic Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo. The Grade II* listed structure, designed by Cedric Price with Frank Newby and Lord Snowdon in 1962, was the first aviary in Britain that offered visitors a ‘walk-through’ experience, bringing them closer to the birds in their natural habitat. The structure will now be modernised and upgraded to provide a brand new walk-through home for the Zoo’s troop of colobus monkeys.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Sprawson

Image Courtesy © Daniel Sprawson

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: ZSL London Zoo’s Snowdon Aviary
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Daniel Sprawson


Öhringen Petting Zoo in Germany by Kresings Architektur GmbH

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Article source: Kresings Architektur GmbH

Train of thoughts

The ensemble’s formal shape interacts strongly with its particular use as well as with its urban context. The exposed site, which is situated in the southern portion of the “Schlossgarten” and in the immediate vicinity of the pond, allows the two volumes of the buildings in combination with the fence to be conveyed easily. Also multiple views from all directions are offered to people walking by and in especially to the little visitors to the petting zoo.

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing

  • Architects: Kresings Architektur GmbH (Rainer M. and Kilian Kresing)
  • Project: Öhringen Petting Zoo
  • Location: Öhringen, Germany
  • Photography: Roman Mensing
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Project staff: Kilian Kresing (job captain), Raul Zinni-Gerk, Nicolas Oevermann
  • Building contractor: Landesgartenschau Öhringen 2016 GmbH
  • Landscape architect: RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten, Bonn (Germany)
  • Completion: 2015


ZOOTOPIA in Givskud, Denmark by BIG

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Article source: BIG

Architects’ greatest and most important task is to design man-made ecosystems – to ensure that our cities and buildings suit the way we want to live. We must make sure that our cities offer a generous framework for different people – from different backgrounds, economy, gender, culture, education and age – so they can live together in harmony while taking into account individual needs as well as the common good. Nowhere is this challenge more acrimonious than in a zoo. It is our dream – with Givskud – to create the best possible and freest possible environment for the animals’ lives and relationships with each other and visitors.

Image Courtesy © BIG

Image Courtesy © BIG

  • Architects: BIG
  • Project: ZOOTOPIA
  • Location: Givskud, Denmark
  • Date: 01/09/2013
  • Status: In Progress
  • Size in m2: 1200000
  • Project type: Commission
  • Client: Givskud Zoo
    • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
    • Project Leader: Nanna Gyldholm Møller
    • Team: Aleksander Wadas, Thomas Juul Jensen, Romain Pequin, Agnete Jukneviciute, Sofia Adolfsson and Maren Allen


Renovation and Extension of the Zurich Zoo Foyer by L3P Architekten

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: L3P Architekten

The Zurich Zoo, situated on Zurichberg overlooking Zurich, is one of the most visited sights in Zurich. Due to the continual growing number of visitors, the entrance foyer was re-structured and adapted to current needs. In this process, the need to react subtly to the standing foyer, an excellent project from Dürig Architects in 1999, was applied. A complex, merged facility, embracing diverse areas such as the forecourt, counters, visitors’ centre, Zoo Shop, Zoo Café, volunteers’ centre and also including the station for the new zoo tram was realized in an all-out operation.

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Scheja

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Scheja

  • Architects: L3P Architekten
  • Project: Renovation and Extension of the Zurich Zoo Foyer
  • Location: Zürichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zurich
  • Photography: Sabrina Scheja
  • Landscape Gardener: VetschpartnerLandscape Gardeners
  • Engineer: Freihofer& Partner
  • Building Physics: WichserAcustic&Building Physics
  • Electro-engineer: Schmidiger + Rosasco
  • Sanitary Engineering: GRP Engineers
  • HLKK-Engineer: Ahochn
  • Interior Design Zoo Shop: Decoris GmbH
  • Completion: Spring 2014


Anlage für afrikanische Menschenaffen WILHELMA IN Stuttgart, Germany by HASCHER JEHLE

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Article source: HASCHER JEHLE

The Wilhelma in Stuttgart is a zoological botanical garden that comprises part of the Rosenstein Park, an English landscaped garden created in the 19th century along a steep-sloped valley basin typical of Stuttgart’s topography. The design concept for the new ape house picks up the characteristic themes of ridge, valley and forest.

Image Courtesy ©HASCHER JEHLE

Image Courtesy ©HASCHER JEHLE

  • Architects: HASCHER JEHLE
  • Location: Wilhelma – Zoologisch-botanischer Garten, Stuttgart
  • Client: Land Baden-Württemberg
  • Team competition: Johannes Raible, Moritz Müller-Werther
  • Project head: Ralf Mittmann, Jens Riepen, Johannes Raible
  • Assistance: John Barnbrook, Peter Edlinger, Jenny Katholy, Maxi,Milian Porzelt, Nadine Sawade, Christian Speelmanns
  • Interns: Aloysia Forestier, Katharina Lengfeld, Laura Westenfelder, Nele Adelheim, Marzia Singer, Sebastian Kittel berger, Kristina Bitter, Nefeli Konstantopoulou, Jonas Wenzke, Holger Witte


AUCKLAND ZOO in New Zealand by Monk Mackenzie with Glamuzina Patterson

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: Monk Mackenzie with Glamuzina Patterson

Due to expanding giraffe numbers the Auckland Zoo needed a new a giraffe breeding shelter; essentially a functional oversized shed with two dens and a keeper area.

The design team responded to the brief by proposing a shelter that assumed an understated external appearance, whose mass was playfully broken down with intersecting roof forms that articulated the junction between the two dens whilst accentuating the collision of human and giraffe scales.

Image Courtesy © Jonny Davis

Image Courtesy © Jonny Davis

  • Architects: Monk Mackenzie with Glamuzina Patterson
  • Project: AUCKLAND ZOO
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Jonny Davis, Mark Smith
  • DESIGN TEAM: Hamish Monk, Aaron Paterson, Dominic Glamuzina, Miguel Machado
  • CLIENT: Auckland Zoo
  • CLIENT REPRESENTATIVE: Carl Milner & Michael Batty
  • COMPLETED: 2013
  • CONTRACTOR: Mainzeal with Tadem Construction
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Steve Dwyer, Thorne Dwyer Structures
  • QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Paul Ranum, Mallard, Cooke & Brown


Lemur Exhibit in Melbourne Zoo, Australia by snowdon architects

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: snowdon architects

The new Lemur exhibit at the Melbourne Zoo, a project undertaken in collaboration with Urban Initiatives (Landscape Architects) and Arterial Design (Interpretive Designers), is an example of Architecture contributing to the delivery of a contemporary Zoo experience. The existing Rainforest Trail now has a high impact entry exhibit, where visitors and Lemurs interact in an up close and personal environment.

Image Courtesy © Drew Echberg

Petting Zoo Oss by Diederendirrix Architects

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Diederendirrix Architects

In conjunction with a children’s farm, a Nature and Environment Educational centre (Natuur Milieu Educatie) is developed in the Elzenhoekpark in Oss. The development will take place, together with the restoration of vistas and walking routes, when the entire park is restructured. diederendirrix gave the educational centre a prominent position in the park so that the estimated 90,000 annual visitors could find their way through the park without difficulty.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

Elephant House in Copenhagen, Denmark by Foster + Partners

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Set within a historic royal park, adjacent to the Frederiksberg Palace, Copenhagen Zoo is among the oldest zoos in Europe and one of Denmark’s most popular cultural institutions, with 1.2 million visitors a year. Among the Zoo’s most visited inhabitants are the Indian elephants. The starting point for the design of this new Elephant House was to provide these magnificent animals with a healthy, stimulating environment and in the process to create easily accessible spaces from which visitors can see and enjoy them.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Elephant House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Foundation Realdania for Copenhagen Zoo
  • Area: 3250m2 internal (building – stables and visitor areas), 3500m2 external paddock areas, 2050 m2 visitor circulation/landscape
  • Internal breakdown: Visitor areas 900m2, Service areas 750m2, Stables 1600m2
  • Site Area: 8800m2
  • Number of Floors: 2 – main floor + mezzanine exhibition/entrance space
  • Capacity: 8 elephants, 6 keepers, 4 staff, 150 visitors max at any time (varies throughout year)
  • Glass domed roofs: Herd 45m x 23m, Bulls 30m x 15m

Vertical Zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Sergio Villegas

The Project is located in one of the lakes of the reserve due to the lakes keep changing over the course of the seasons; this factor makes them the most dynamic points of the reserve. The Project looks for accentuate the reserve formation process. The proposal emerges from the mixture between the existing ecosystem of the place and the elements that characterized the harbor landscape like containers, cranes, structures and colors.

Image Courtesy Sergio Villegas

  • Architects: Occlusion studio
  • Project: Vertical Zoo
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Team: Sergio Villegas, Alejandro Corrales, Natalia Cuartas
  • Project Completion Date: 2009
  • Project Type: Institutional
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban/Landscaping
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 2.000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: International Contest
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3Dmax, Vray, Photoshop, After Effects


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