Client: The Royal Zoological Society
Programme: Completed 1995
Four projects were carried out for Edinburgh Zoo over a period of eight years. They are widely differing building types, but are united by common themes including being visually striking, exhibiting environmental design characteristics and having strong relationships with the landscape structure of the Zoo.
The Marketing Suite provides working accommodation for the Zoo’s internal Marketing Team. It is a timber structure, built on concrete posts in an existing flowerbed.
Part of the award-winning Darwin Centre, the timber built Picnic Shelter was built by the Zoo’s own Works Department, with the assistance of youth trainees.
The Magic Forest building was a later phase of the Darwin Centre and houses the Zoo’s marmoset colony. Again, it was built by the Zoo’s own Works Department.
The Reptile House was a proposal for a major project designed to accommodate crocodiles and other species that require precise environmental conditions.