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Elephant House, Whipsnade Zoo

RIBA91652
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: Each of the four Indian elephants was allotted a separate circular unit. The use of top lighting and continuous long windows which could be closed in the winter combined the need for public display with the comfort of the animals. The buildings are relatively small because it was only intended that young elephants should be housed at Whipsnade, the older ones remaining in London. However, larger elephants replaced the original inmates and the Zoo authorities accordingly made some alterations to the buildings.

Restaurant extension, Whipsnade Zoo, seen from the paddock and the gardens

RIBA91653
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: This project was an extension to the 18th century farmhouse that had been used as a restaurant and represents an attempt to demonstrate that a modernist solution can blend harmoniously with old buildings despite the differences in form and materials. Glass bricks were employed to highlight the entrance front which anticipates that of the Finsbury Health Centre.

Restaurant extension, Whipsnade Zoo: the entrance from the gardens

RIBA91654
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: This project was an extension to the 18th century farmhouse that had been used as a restaurant and represents an attempt to demonstrate that a modernist solution can blend harmoniously with old buildings despite the differences in form and materials. Glass bricks were employed to highlight the entrance front which anticipates that of the Finsbury Health Centre.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the lion house

RIBA91793
Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the monkey house

RIBA91794
Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951. The monkey house opened in 1975.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart

RIBA91795
Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the Moorish Villa

RIBA91796
Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951. The Moorish Villa was originally used as bathhouse owing to the discovery of mineral springs nearby. Built in 1846, but destroyed during the Second World War it was rebuilt in 1971 and renovated in 2002.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the glasshouse

RIBA91797
Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951. The glasshouse was part of the Moorish Villa which was destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt in 1971.

Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the main entrance pavilion

RIBA91799
Zanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951.
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