Lewa Savannah, Giraffe House, Zoo Zurich – Tuchschmid

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Lewa Savannah, Giraffe House, Zoo Zurich

Category: News, Steel and Glass structures
Year of construction: 2017 - 2019
Location: Zürich
Owner: Zoo Zürich AG Zürich
Architect: L3P Architekten AG Regensberg, vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten AG Zürich
Engineer: Pfeifer Ingenieure Konstanz (D)

Based on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, the Lewa Savanne is the largest-scale project in Zurich Zoo, offering giraffes, rhinos and other African animals a new home. Inte-grated into the project is the giraffe house, which comes with an impressive roof area of
1’710 m2 and 100 tons of fabricated steel, located on the edge of the complex. The con-struction consists of a cable-suspended, glazed steel roof structure with a membrane underside and three glass facades. It is scheduled to open in 2020.