Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park, Zoo Zürich
Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park, Zoo Zürich
Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park, Zoo Zürich

Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park, Zoo Zürich

New compound for the Asiatic elephants at Zurich Zoo, with outside and inside areas covered by an undulating, freeform timber shell with skylights. The roof is an outstanding architectural feature.
All necessary functions are contained under the roof. Visitors can observe the animals from a path inside the compound including underwater views into a pool.

Client

Zoo Zurich AG

Architect

Markus Schietsch Architekten GmbH, Zurich

Location

Zurich Zoo

Use

New animal compound

Key Dates

2009 - 2014

Our Role

Client support
Project management for the final phase and commissioning
Second opinion for costs and time planning