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London Zoo Architecture News

Key Zoological Buildings in Regent’s Park, south east England, UK including the Snowdon Aviary

31 July 2021
ZSL London Zoo ‘unwraps’ Snowdon Aviary
Snowdon Aviary Restoration London Zoo demeshing
photograph © ZSL London Zoo
Snowdon Aviary Restoration, London Zoo
Landmark footage shared by ZSL London Zoo shows the historic moment the famous Snowdon Aviary is ‘unwrapped’ – signaling a defining moment in the iconic structure’s restoration journey.

24 Oct 2016

Snowdon Aviary London Zoo Building

Location: Regent’s Park, north London, NW1, England, UK

Snowdon Aviary London Zoo

Aviary at London Zoo added to Historic England’s at risk register

Snowdon Aviary London Zoo
photograph © Adrian Welch

Aviary designed by Lord Snowdon and Cedric Price in 1962-65 as part of a wider expansion and modernisation of this zoo in the heart of the British capital city.

The Aviary is an aluminium and steel structure on concrete foundations.

Snowdon Aviary London
photo © Adrian Welch

Access is provided via a cantilevered concrete bridge which spans the length of the structure. Urgent repairs are needed to the aluminium mesh and further investigative work is needed to assess the condition of the four aluminium tetrahedra and steel cables.

Funding has been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the full repair of the Aviary. Work is due to start in 2017.

Snowdon Aviary London Zoo
photo © Historic England

Condition: Poor

Priority Category: D – Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented

Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade I, CA

Snowdon Aviary London Zoo
photo © Adrian Welch

page updated 16 Jun 2014

London Zoo Buildings

Location: Regent’s Park, north London

Address: Regent’s Park, Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY

Phone: 0844 225 1826

Main designs at London Zoo : Penguin Pool + Aviary

Photographs from 7 Nov 2012

Aviary building at the north side of this site at Regent’s Park:
Snowdon Aviary England building Snowdon Aviary  at Regent's Park
photos © Adrian Welch

Elephant & Rhino House:
Elephant and Rhino House England, UK
photo © Adrian Welch

London Zoo Building – office at north side of the site:
Regent's Park Zoo Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Significant Structures, alphabetical:

Gorilla Kingdom
Date built: 2008
Design: Proctor Matthews

Snowdon Aviary
Dates built: 1962-64
Design: Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Cedric Price, Frank Newby

Elephant & Rhino House
Dates built: 1962-65
Design: Casson & Conder

Penguin Pool
Date built: 1934
Design: Tecton – Berthold Lubetkin

Gorilla House
Date built: 1932
Design: Tecton – Berthold Lubetkin

North Gate Kiosk
Date built: 1936
Design: Tecton – Berthold Lubetkin

This zoo in Regent’s Park is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847.
Source: wikipedia

Area: 15 ha

Opened: April 27, 1828

Opening Hours: generally 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, check with operators

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Location: London NW1 4RY, England, UK

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This is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London in 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847. It houses a collection of 758 species of animals, with 16,802 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. The zoo is sometimes called Regent’s Zoo.

It is managed under the aegis of the Zoological Society of London (established in 1826), and is situated at the northern edge of Regent’s Park, on the boundary line between City of Westminster and Camden (the Regent’s Canal runs through it). The Society also has a more spacious site at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire to which the larger animals such as elephants and rhinos have been moved. As well as being the first scientific zoo, ZSL London Zoo also opened the first Reptile house (1849), first public Aquarium (1853), first insect house (1881) and the first children’s zoo (1938).

ZSL receives no state funding and relies on ‘Fellows’, ‘Friends’, ‘Members’, entrance fees and sponsorship to generate income.
Source: wikipedia

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Design: William Chambers, Architect

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Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Royal College of Art Battersea Campus London
photo © Iwan Baan
Royal College of Art Battersea Campus

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