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Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond / Studio Gang Architects

Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond / Studio Gang Architects
Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects
Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

The project transforms a picturesque urban pond from the 19th century into an ecological habitat buzzing with life. With the design’s improvements to water quality, hydrology, landscape, accessibility, and shelter, the site is able to function as an outdoor classroom in which the co-existence of natural and urban surroundings is demonstrated.

Architect: Studio Gang Architects Client: Lincoln Park Zoo Project Area: 4 acres Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Beth Zacherle and Studio Gang Architects

A new boardwalk circumscribing the pond passes through various educational zones that explicate the different animals, plants, and habitat found in each. A pavilion integrated into the boardwalk sequence provides shelter for open-air classrooms on the site. Inspired by the tortoise shell, its laminated structure consists of prefabricated, bent-wood members and a series of interconnected fiberglass pods that give global curvature to the surface.

© Beth Zacherle
© Beth Zacherle

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Cite: Kelly Minner. "Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond / Studio Gang Architects" 22 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/83676/lincoln-park-zoo-south-pond-studio-gang-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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