Photo © Hans Christian Schink, Punctum
Photo © Hans Christian Schink, Punctum

Parking Garage of the Leipzig Zoo

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Location
Leipzig
Year
2004

With around 1.3 million visitors per year, the Leipzig zoo is one of the favorite animal parks in Germany. In order to provide the zoo’s visitors with enough parking, a competition was held in 2002 for the design of a parking garage with an attractive as well as economical design concept. In a three-day workshop, the notion of a “shell” was chosen as a central concept. The parking garage was supposed to express a unity with the adjacent zoo grounds. As a result, the designers sought with bamboo a façade material that would both make reference to the exotic world of the zoo and lend the structure a soft and haptic impression.

Client
Zoo Leipzig GmbH

GFA
16.500 sqm

Parking spaces
527

Competition
1st prize, 2002

Award
BDA Prize of Saxony, recognition, 2004

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