VERTICAL ZOO

Competition
Buenos Aires, Argentina [2011]

Project Team:
Andrew Burges, Laure Vandenbroucke, Louise Lovmand, Sofia Husni, Celia Carroll

 

 


We structured the location of animals within the zoo on activities rather than geography – classifying them not by where they come from but by their characteristic activities – climbing, running, swimming, floating, burrowing, tree-swinging – offering new contexts and unfamiliar relationships between the animals.  We designed the movement through this 100m high vertical zoo to carefully orchestrate the necessary animal separation without conventional animal enclosures – allowing a continuous unfolding visual experience between the different animal species and human visitors.