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Korkeasaari Zoo / Beckmann-N’Thépé architects - TN+ landscape designers

Korkeasaari Zoo / Beckmann-N’Thépé architects - TN+ landscape designers

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

The zoological island of Korkeasaari will be cut off again. Its architectural interventions will be concentrated to make it wild and mysterious once more – a park / garden as a place of popular privilege, the nobility of the future city.

Architecture disappears in favour of controlled geography, like the resurgence of a neighbouring landscape. The entrance grouping the set of utilities crucial to the running of the zoo becomes a focus of visual identity, somewhere between form and shapelessness, pierced with cavities.

upper level plan
upper level plan

Like layers of skin peeled back to receive an implant, there will be an above and a below that dialogue and interpenetrate one another. Areas of light, uncertainty, reflections and depths will be developed, offering the first emotions of a visit that will play on time and the seasons through four biozones:

  • Central Asian Steppe
  • Arctic Pole
  • Asian Temperate Forest
  • Central Asian Mountain

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Ethel Baraona Pohl
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Cite: Ethel Baraona Pohl. "Korkeasaari Zoo / Beckmann-N’Thépé architects - TN+ landscape designers" 29 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/17834/korkeasaari-zoo-beckmann-n-percent-e2-percent-80-percent-99thepe-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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