Zoo Antwerp, Belgium, 2009
visitors facilities, office building, entrance square and shop
KMDA vzw (RZSA - Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp)
Koningin Astridplein 26, 2018 Antwerp
2005 - 2009
competition, first prize
Robbrecht en Daem architecten
Kobe van Praet
BAS Dirk Jaspaert
Henk Pijpaert Engineering
By purchasing and demolishing the surrounding houses, Antwerp Zoo is able to expand its area by more than 10%.
The aim of the master-plan is to establish the major spatial changes and broad lines of development for the whole of the zoo's eastern flank. The plan includes landscaping, animal houses for okapis, large and small apes, giraffes and elephants, and also a children's pavilion, a brasserie and an orangery. Certain buildings and activities will also be visible or accessible from the street.