Redesign for the Zoological Gardens in Vincennes, Paris

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The project for the redesign of Paris Zoo proposed a layout on three levels of the facility’s activities:

The site as a continuous surface on which the animals and plants present artificial, preserved nature.

A system of tunnels and underground passages that lead to the service areas and technical installations (shelters for the animals, air conditioning, under-floor heating, research, etc.).

The flow of visitors, which moves over this plane at different levels and touches the ground at certain points.

Josep Lluís Mateo

Typology:  Zoo
Project: 1993
Site:  Vinncennes, Paris
Photo: Adrià Goula