BIG unveils Givskud Zoo revamp
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Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Givskud Zoo in Denmark have released renderings and early details of a redevelopment plan for the animal park, with Phase I due to open to the public in time for Givskud Zoo’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
The proposal rethinks the traditional zoo system and removes many of the boundaries often found in parks of this nature, creating a 120-hectare environment where wildlife and people can co-exist.
An announcement of the project on BIG’s website reads: “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