elephant house, copenhagen zoo

June 10, 2008

Designing buildings for elephants is much more fulfilling than designing them for humans, according to John Jennings, an architect at Foster and Partners. Forget soaring bridges and gherkins, the practice’s newest project to be unveiled is state-of-the-art elephant housing with temperature control, computer generated patterns on their glass roof to simulate leaf-like shadows, not to mention a giant sand pit and a pool! The elephants have apparently given their (huge) stamp of approval by moving, playing, and eating like never before.

Click here for the low-down on elephant house designing and here for more pictures.

Almost as good as being at home then…


3 Responses to “elephant house, copenhagen zoo”

  1. Tulipgirl Says:

    I happen to work in a building designed by the very same F&P and we certainly do NOT have temperature control, let alone computer generated leaf patterns! 😦 I wish I was an elephant…

  2. Boatman Says:

    Hei! Takk for sist! So this is your year online? 🙂

  3. sunburn Says:

    welcome boatman, you made it! see you again soon i hope.

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