Located at Copenhegen, the Elephant House is mentioned as the first zoological building designed by Foster+Partners. The building is constructed with a warm terracotta-coloured concrete and lightweight glazed domes to offers natural light and openness.
Spencer de Grey, Senior Executive and Head of Design said:
“As our first zoo project, we were asked to create a new enclosure for a herd of Asian Elephants in Denmark’s renowned Copenhagen Zoo. We have designed a building that not only responds to the animals’ natural behaviour, but is also a seamless insertion into the landscape that uses the site’s natural properties to provide thermal insulation. We are delighted to learn that the elephants are enjoying their new home.”