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L3P Architects
Renovation and Extension of the Zurich Zoo Foyer


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, […]


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HASSELL
Tbilisi Zoo Concept Plan


HASSELL was appointed (together with Arup) by Tbilisi City Hall to carry out the concept design of the new Tbilisi Zoo on the outskirts of the Georgian capital city. The project will see the existing city centre zoo replaced by a zoological and recreation complex adjacent to the inland lake known as Tbilisi Sea. HASSELL and Arup […]


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Plant-Atelier Peter Kis
The Metamorphosis of the great rock


The Great Rock was created during the major reconstruction of the Zoo between 1909 and 1912, based on the specialist instructions of the Zoo Construction Committee in the capital.  The zoological tasks were supervised by the director of the zoo at the time, Dr Adolf Lendl, and the construction technology aspects by Dr Kornél Neuschloss. […]


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Atelier Peter Kis
Japanese Garden


The hill of the Japanese Garden was created from the debris of the Zoo and its surroundings after World War II. Initially there was an open air stage here, which however was unutilised for major parts of the year occupying this otherwise rather narrow area. The Japanese Garden was developed in its place and a […]


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Atelier Peter Kis
Magic Mountain in the Great Rock


New Project of Budapest Zoo Pursuant to the government decision of 23 September, major development projects will be implemented at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. As part of the project called ‘Magic Mountain’, a complex exhibition and event space will be created inside the Great Rock; at the same time, the Bison House and […]


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Avanto Architects / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen
Kupla – Helsinki Zoo Lookout Tower


Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki) and Wood Focus Finland organised an architectural competition for the students of architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, with the assignment of designing a ten-metre-high view tower out of timber for the Zoo. The free form of my winning entry was motivated by the natural setting; it follows the surrounding stone wall […]


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HASSELL
Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest


The Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda 3 Forest, designed by HASSELL, is one of the world’s leading exhibits for the iconic and endangered giant panda species. The design of the Panda Forest embodies the Zoo’s core principles of environment, education, conservation and research and redefines the concept of a zoo in the 21st century – as […]


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