Nice article and photo selection of Norman Foster and Partners’ Elephant Enclosure at Copenhagen Zoo from The Guardian. The photos compare some other Zoo architecture, but specifically the consideration for building this £25m Elephant House and the learnings that were undertaken.
“The Elephant House represents the latest thinking in elephant welfare. Those two glass-domed enclosures – one measuring 45 by 23 metres, for six cows and calves; the other 30 by 15 metres, for two bulls kept in separate pens during the mating season for fear of fights – open out through mighty rusted steel doors into a landscaped paddock where the animals can roll and play, meet their public and take a dip in a pool three metres deep that extends 60 metres along one side…The Elephant House covers approximately 10% of the entire zoo site: elephants need to roam.”
There are some great Zoo facts too. Did you know the giraffe house at London Zoo was built in 1836-7?