Oglo Architects have recently shared with us their “Hollow Tower” for the Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo competition. Their sculptural proposal aims to act as a polarizing object amongst its surroundings in Buenos Aires without removing itself from the context of the city. Additional images and the architects description after the break.
Hila Davidpu, Tal Gazit, Eli Gotman, and Hofi Harari recently shared their “ECO-CLIFF” proposal for the Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo Competition. The “ECO-CLIFF” is a revolutionary tower that will serve as a nesting ground for thousands of migrating birds as well as an ecological habitat for the different animals and species of the “Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve Zoo”.
Visiondivision shared their Eden Falls entry for a vertical zoo competition organized by Arquitectum with us. The design features a thunderous water curtain facade that offers a dramatic entry condition as visitors pass over a moat of crocodiles and into a free setting where monkeys and birds freely roam about the building, and a pool with fresh water dolphins rests on the roof.
More images and more about the zoo after the break.
Architects: LAM Architects
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Program: Giraffe-house and visitor centre
Structural Engineer: CAE Nederland
Wooden Frames: Heko Spanten
Building Contractor: Dura Vermeer Heyma Rotterdam
Client: Stichting Koninklijke Rotterdamse Diergaarde, Rotterdam Zoo
Constructed Area: 570 sqm
Project year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Franken Architecturalphotography
Architect: Beckmann-N’Thépé architects – Aldric Beckmann, Françoise N’thépé
Landscape design : TN+ / Bruno Tanant & Jean-Christophe Nani
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Project Manager: Wilfried Daufy
Project Architect: Anne-Catherine Dufros
Assistant Architects: Constance Héau, Jessica Pallatier
Landscape design team: Guillaume Derrien & Agathe Turmel
Zoo expert: Jean Marc Lernould
Constructed Area: 26,2 ha
If house design is a challenge, imagine designing a house for elephants. Foster + Partners took the challenge and is currently finishing the Elaphant House at the Copenhagen Zoo, for a group of Indian elephants.
The Elephant House is covered with lightweight, glazed domes that enclosure spaces with a strong visual connection with the sky and changing patterns of daylight.