Polar Bear Pit, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: the stepped entrance to the spectator gallery
|Architect/Designer||Lubetkin & Tecton|
|Artist/Photographer||von Sternberg, Morley (1954-)|
|Credit||Morley von Sternberg / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Concrete ; Zoo buildings|
NOTES: Lubetkin and Tecton adapted a deep natural ravine to provide these three enclosures with the circular polar bear arena situated in the centre ringed by an elevated terrace. This terrace spanned the ravine and afforded excellent viewing facilities for spectators. In addition there were lower viewing areas and the lions and tigers could roam over the various concrete slabs placed at differing levels in the steeply-sided ravine. For the polar bears a diving ramp and an eight-foot deep swimming-pool were provided.
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