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BIG to design freedom-focused safari experience for Givskud Zoo, Denmark
POSTED 01 Aug 2014 . BY Katie Buckley
Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) has been commissioned to design a new form of enclosure at Givskud Zoo, Denmark – Zootopia.

Zootopia is based on the concept of man and nature becoming one; it is a hybrid of a traditional zoo and a safari, which will be split into four different sections, three of which will be themed around the continents of Africa, Asia and the Americas, with a central plaza in the middle.

BIG stated: “It is our dream – with Givskud – to create the best possible and freest possible environment for the animals’ lives and relationships with each other and visitors”

This ethos has led to a design where the visitor and nature can become entwined. Across BIG’s three continent concept, each will have a different mode of transport, allowing the visitor to ‘fly’ over the Americas (in a cable car), cycle or hike through Africa and sail across Asia.


A diagram explaining the integrated continents

The traditional caged aspects of the zoo will be hidden in a natural manner within the new landscape – resulting in a 'barely there' vernacular – allowing tailor-built homes for the animals to blend seamlessly with the overall design.

Linking all three ‘continents’ together, the Central Plaza will be circular, enticing guests to take a glimpse at the surrounding attractions. BIG is aiming to make this space an extension of the city, allowing freedom of movement and integration from a proposed square outside. The entrance will wrap around itself to create a natural entrance gate.

In total, the site will cover 1,200,000sq m (3,937,007sq ft) and the project is currently in progress.


Rendering of the overall site, showing the central plaza
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BIG to design freedom-focused safari experience for Givskud Zoo, Denmark
POSTED 01 Aug 2014 . BY Katie Buckley
Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) has been commissioned to design a new form of enclosure at Givskud Zoo, Denmark – Zootopia.

Zootopia is based on the concept of man and nature becoming one; it is a hybrid of a traditional zoo and a safari, which will be split into four different sections, three of which will be themed around the continents of Africa, Asia and the Americas, with a central plaza in the middle.

BIG stated: “It is our dream – with Givskud – to create the best possible and freest possible environment for the animals’ lives and relationships with each other and visitors”

This ethos has led to a design where the visitor and nature can become entwined. Across BIG’s three continent concept, each will have a different mode of transport, allowing the visitor to ‘fly’ over the Americas (in a cable car), cycle or hike through Africa and sail across Asia.


A diagram explaining the integrated continents

The traditional caged aspects of the zoo will be hidden in a natural manner within the new landscape – resulting in a 'barely there' vernacular – allowing tailor-built homes for the animals to blend seamlessly with the overall design.

Linking all three ‘continents’ together, the Central Plaza will be circular, enticing guests to take a glimpse at the surrounding attractions. BIG is aiming to make this space an extension of the city, allowing freedom of movement and integration from a proposed square outside. The entrance will wrap around itself to create a natural entrance gate.

In total, the site will cover 1,200,000sq m (3,937,007sq ft) and the project is currently in progress.


Rendering of the overall site, showing the central plaza
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BIG wins contest to design bespoke watch museum in Switzerland


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V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed.
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Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour
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BIG to design freedom-focused safari experience for Givskud Zoo, Denmark
POSTED 01 Aug 2014 . BY Katie Buckley
Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) has been commissioned to design a new form of enclosure at Givskud Zoo, Denmark – Zootopia.

Zootopia is based on the concept of man and nature becoming one; it is a hybrid of a traditional zoo and a safari, which will be split into four different sections, three of which will be themed around the continents of Africa, Asia and the Americas, with a central plaza in the middle.

BIG stated: “It is our dream – with Givskud – to create the best possible and freest possible environment for the animals’ lives and relationships with each other and visitors”

This ethos has led to a design where the visitor and nature can become entwined. Across BIG’s three continent concept, each will have a different mode of transport, allowing the visitor to ‘fly’ over the Americas (in a cable car), cycle or hike through Africa and sail across Asia.


A diagram explaining the integrated continents

The traditional caged aspects of the zoo will be hidden in a natural manner within the new landscape – resulting in a 'barely there' vernacular – allowing tailor-built homes for the animals to blend seamlessly with the overall design.

Linking all three ‘continents’ together, the Central Plaza will be circular, enticing guests to take a glimpse at the surrounding attractions. BIG is aiming to make this space an extension of the city, allowing freedom of movement and integration from a proposed square outside. The entrance will wrap around itself to create a natural entrance gate.

In total, the site will cover 1,200,000sq m (3,937,007sq ft) and the project is currently in progress.


Rendering of the overall site, showing the central plaza
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Lost and Found; BIG unveils maze at The National Building Museum, US


Washington's National Building Museum in the US has revealed its latest exhibition – a complex wooden maze designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) which fills the large West Court of the Museum’s Great Hall
BIG wins contest to design bespoke watch museum in Switzerland


Danish architectural practice, Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG) has won a contest to expand the world famous head quarters of luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland, to include a new design museum.
 


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