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Elephant House at Copenhagen zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tuesday 17 Oct 2006
 

Heavy weight design

 
Elephant House at Copenhagen zoo by Foster + Partners in Copenhagen, Denmark
 
 
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Foster and Partners' first zoological building marked its groundbreaking today 

The Elephant House sets new standards in zoological design, poviding the animals with a stimulating environment. Replacing a structure dating from 1914 the Elephant House is covered with lighweight, glazed domes to provide natural light, the spaces maintain a strong visual connection with the sky and changing patterns of daylight. Broad public viewing terraces give a fantastic view over the herd paddock. The colours and textures convey a sense of the dry riverbed as found at the edge of the rainforest, with mud holes, scattered pools of water and shading objects, the new Elephant House will be a place where the animals can play and interact naturally.

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