Elephant House by Foster+Partners

Elephant House opens at Copenhagen Zoo

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.”

Elephant House opens at Copenhagen Zoo


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