EXHIBITION AND BREEDING FACILITY FOR GORILS IN THE WROCŁAW ZOO
PROJECT: MALINOWSKI DESIGN URBAN & LANDSCAPE/ R’HOUSE consortium
FUNCTION: exhibition and breeding facility for gorillas and other animals of the rainforests of Equatorial Africa
INVESTOR: ZOO Wrocław sp. z o.o.
AREA: 2,5 ha
ACHIEVMENT: 1st place in an international competition
ARCHITECTURE: Renata Gajer -Hackemer, Robert Budny
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Dariusz Malinowski, Tomasz Kurtek, Ewelina Pochodyła, Paulina Bednarz,
ARRANGEMENT, ANIMATION: Beniamin Straszewski,
ANIMAL SPECIALIST: Leszek Antkowiak
CONSTRUCTION: Maciej Yan Minch
INSTALLATIONS: Piotr Marchewka, Adam Pytel , Paweł Kwarciany, Wojciech Zawiślak, Jerzy Leszczyński
ABOUT: A modern zoo is a living environment for animals, their home, but also a journey into the unknown for visitors. So that the possibility of communing with nature was not at its expense, we wanted to create a place where we would provide animals with their natural environment in an unprecedented scope. The area of about 2.5 ha is to be inhabited not only by 20 gorillas, but also redhead mangabs, sitatungi, bongo antelopes, monkeys, kusimans and birds. All animals must be provided with welfare. Our task was to create an object that would blend in with the landscape of the tropical habitat of animals that are to live here. Visitors should see happy animals playing and running in open spaces.