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Zoo Architecture : Buildings

Major Animal-related Building Projects from around the World: Information + Images

post updated 23 February 2024

Zoo Building – Latest Designs

19 July 2022
Taronga Zoo Wildlife Retreat, Mosman, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Architects: Cox Architecture
Taronga Zoo Wildlife Retreat Mosman Australia
photos by Mike Chorley, Guy Wilkinson and David Li
Taronga Zoo Wildlife Retreat
Turf Design Studio, Cox Architecture and Chada have collaborated to deliver a new eco-luxe retreat in one of Sydney’s most iconic destinations. Taronga Zoo Wildlife Retreat is part of a $164.5M development program between Taronga Zoo and the NSW Government to improve the famous tourist site over the next 10 years.

Mar 16, 2022
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, Palo Alto Arts and Recreation District, Silicon Valley, California, USA
Design: CAW Architects
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Silicon Valley
photo : Marco Zecchin Photography
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
CAW Architects is pleased to announce the completion of its latest civic project, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (JMZ). JMZ has been a beloved city institution since 1940, offering children hands-on opportunities to learn about science, the environment, and the natural world through a modest children’s museum, classroom space, and small outdoor zoo.

22 November 2021
African Savannah, Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, NSW 2088
Architects: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Taronga Zoo African Savannah - Sydney Architecture News
photos by Martin Mischkulnig and Tim Shaw
Taronga Zoo African Savannah

November 19, 2021
Pepper Family Wildlife Center At Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark Street / 2400 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Design: Goettsch Partners (GP) with PJA
Pepper Family Wildlife Center, Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago
photo © Tom Harris
Pepper Family Wildlife Center, Lincoln Park Zoo
Global architecture firm Goettsch Partners announces the completion of Pepper Family Wildlife Center, the $41 million renovation, restoration and expansion of the historic lion house at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. The 54,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility nearly doubles the size of the previous lion habitat and provides increased transparency and a more immersive experience for visitors while restoring the architectural integrity of the original landmarked building.

16 July 2021
Bristol Zoo Wild Place Project, Blackhorse Hill, Bristol, England, UK
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios / Grant Associates
Albie the brown bear at Bear Wood, Wild Place Project
image courtesy of architects practice
New Bristol Zoo in Southwest England
Bristol Zoological Society has appointed two Bath-based firms – pioneering landscape architects Grant Associates and design practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) – to a specialist creative team that will be responsible for delivering its new vision for a world-leading zoo in the Southwest.

22 Apr 2018
Schönbrunn Zoo Aquarium, Vienna, Austria
Schönbrunn Zoo Aquarium Vienna Building
rendering : 3XN
Schönbrunn Zoo Aquarium
The design for an aquarium by 3XN and GERNER GERNER PLUS manifests itself as elegant, simple and mysterious, lying across the landscape like a great veil.

1 Oct 2016
Islands at Chester Zoo Building, England, UK
Design: AECOM, Architects
Islands at Chester Zoo Buildings
photo courtesy Novum Structures UK
Islands at Chester Zoo Building

21 Dec 2012
Ozeanium, Zoo Basel, Switzerland
Design: HHF architects & BURCKHARDT+PARTNER
Basel Aquarium Building
image © HHF Architekten & Burckhardt+Partner AG
Basel Aquarium
Zoo Basel is embedded in the city and used as a park by residents and visitors. The redesigning of the green area Nachtigallenwäldeli and the construction of the new Ozeanium, an ocean aquarium, on the Heuwaage are bringing the zoo and the park area even closer to the city center, to form an attractive living environment and recreational area.

Emmen Theatre and Zoo, The Netherlands
Design: Henning Larsen Architects + Van den Berg Groep
Emmen Theatre Zoo Building
picture from Henning Larsen Architects
Emmen Theatre and Zoo – 16 Apr 2012
Henning Larsen Architects and Van den Berg Groep have won first prize in an international competition for a 16,000 m2 theatre building that will also comprise the entrance to the zoological park in Emmen, the Netherlands. The well-known Dutch architecture companies MVRDV and Mecanoo also participated in the competition. Emmen Theatre and Zoo is a unique cultural building that brings together culture and nature.

Zoo Building – Recent Design

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct, South Australia
Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct, Australia Building
photo : Peter Bennetts
Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct
Dispensing with the traditional boundary between the Zoo and its surrounds, the new entrance invites visitors to view the sights and sounds from public forecourts. This building boasts Australia’s first purpose-designed ‘green roof’ to support wildlife shelter and extensive ‘living walls’ of native plants, making it a significant horticultural park and research centre as well as a world class zoo.

Zoo Design – Buildings

Key Zoological Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest, South Australia
Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest design
photo : Ben Wrigley
Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest
The Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest is one of only eight exhibits of its kind in the world and the first in the southern hemisphere. The design of the Panda Forest embodies the Zoo’s core principles of environment, education, conservation and research and redefines the concept of a zoo in the 21st century.

Budongo Primate Experience – Chimp House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Design: Cooper Cromar Architects
Edinburgh Zoo Budongo Trail – Primate Enclosure building

Copenhagen Zoo – New Elephant House, Roskildevej 32, Denmark
Design: Foster & Partners
Copenhagen Zoo Elephant House building
image : Foster + Partners
Copenhagen Zoo building

Copenhagen Zoo Building – Entrance, Denmark
Design: Entasis
Copenhagen Zoo Entry Building
photograph from architect
Copenhagen Zoo Entry Building – new entrance design

Perth Zoological Gardens Orang-utan Enclosure, Perth, Western Australia
Design: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Perth Zoo Orang-utan Enclosure, Australia
photo © Shannon McGrath
Perth Zoo Orang-utan Enclosure

More Zoological Buildings online soon

Related Zoological Building:

OZEANEUM, Stralsund, Baltic Coast, northeast Germany
Design: Behnisch Architekten
Ozeaneum Stralsund Germany Building
photo : Roland Halbe
Ozeaneum : Oceanographic Museum

Zoological Architecture Projects – no images, alphabetical:

London Zoo, Regent’s Park, England, UK

Design: various architects, including Berthold Lubetkin
London Zoo Buildings

Related Zoological Building Project:

Animal Refuge Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Design: arons en gelauff architecten
Animal Refuge: Dierenopvangcentrum Amsterdam
photo : Luuk Kramer
Animal Refuge Centre

Buildings / photos for the Zoo ArchitectureZoological Building Design page welcome.