Thursday, January 5, 2012

Gorilla Kingdom | London Zoo | London | Proctor and Matthews Architects

The ‘Gorilla Kingdom’ project is viewed by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) as the most significant re-structuring of London Zoo for forty years. The scheme focuses on the wider zoo strategy of providing enlarged and enhanced animal enclosures and removing (where possible) bars, cages and the visually obtrusive barriers separating animals from visitors. The design evolved through a two year collaborative dialogue with the project team of in-house project advisors, animal experts, keepers and external consultants to create an immersive landscape and visitor attraction which will highlight the plight of western lowland gorillas and other native species of the African rainforests of the Congo, Rwanda and Gabon.......more
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