Saturday, June 25, 2011

Parking Garage Design | Leipzig Zoo | Germany | HPP Architects

With around 1.3 million visitors per year, the Leipzig zoo is one of the favorite animal parks in Germany. In order to provide the zoo’s visitors with enough parking, a competition was held in 2002 for the design of a parking garage
with an attractive as well as economical design concept.
In a three-day workshop, the notion of a “shell” was chosen as a central con-
cept. The parking garage was supposed to express a unity with the adjacent zoo grounds. As a result, the designers sought with bamboo a façade material that would both make reference to the exotic world of the zoo and lend the structure a soft and haptic impression.............more
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