Located in a historic royal park, adjacent to Fredriksborg Castle, the Copenhagen Zoo is the largest cultural institution in Denmark, attracting more than 1.2 million visitors a year.
The new elephant house offers the Indian elephant group a stimulating environment. The goal was to bring a sense of light and openness to the project.
In the design by Foster + Partners, the two oval light openings were covered with a filigree 3-dimensional bar grate, which carries the insulating glass elements designed with different screen patterns. For ventilation purposes, special surface-flush lifting panels had to be developed. Waagner-Biro was commissioned with the implementation of the transparent glass roof construction of the two buildings.