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Elephant House

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Foster & Partners, SLA
location Copenhagen
function leisure, tourism
contributed by Copenhagen_X

Norman Foster's elephant house has elevated Copenhagen Zoo to the first division of the architectural world. At Copenhagen Zoo Norman Foster once again uses his signature: the gigantic glass canopy. The elephant house thus has two large domes in the roof. The house is partially submerged in the ground, and the public can stroll across the roof and look down onto the elephants' indoor quarters, which will receive plenty of daylight through the domes. From the outset the idea has been to make the new house light and welcoming, unlike many other elephant houses. The new elephant house is part of the overall effort to soft-focus the boundary between the Zoo and Frederiksberg Park. Unsightly fencing and hoardings will be removed, and from Frederiksberg Park it will be possible to enjoy watching the herd of elephants. The environs of the elephant house have been executed by the Danish landscape architect Stig L. Andersson.

Naomi says:

Amsterdam, Netherlands 15-Jul-09
MartinS says:
Check out this film about the elephants' landscape. It is produced by the landscape architects of the environs and was part of the installation "ELEPHANT by SLA" at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen along with the "Foster+Partners - Working with History" exhibition.

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Elephant House
Roskildevej 32
Project is not public!
How to get there? Parking at Roskildevej and Søndre Fasanvej. Bicycle parking by the main entrance of the Zoo. Busses: 4A, 6A, 26, and 832. Nearest metro stations are Frederiksberg and Fasanvej about 15 minutes' walk from the zoo. For timetables, visit
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Completion 6- 2008
Floor area/size 10730 m2
Cost € 20000000,-
Main designer, ArchitectFoster & Partners
Landscape architectSLA
Client Copenhagen Zoo
Project ID 2275
Latitude/Longitude 55°40'17N 12°31'24E
Contributed by Copenhagen_X
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