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Lemur Island

Melbourne Zoo - Victoria

An Ark Collaboration:
Arterial Design: Interpretation Design and Visitor Experience. Urban Initiatives: Lead Consultants and Landscape designers. Snowdon Architects: Architecture

Our team took a holistic approach to the design of this precinct with the aim of seamlessly integrating interpretation into the visitor journe. The aim was to create an immersive experience that educated parents and children about Lemurs and rainforests habitats under threat.

The Rainforest Precinct offers multiple opportunities for visitors to connect and interact with the Lemurs including a woven entry feature, ambient soundscapes, leaping lemur spiny play poles, lemur yoga benches, lemur pods with cultural stories, a Lemur vocalisation interactive, a sculptural pod treehouse with treetop viewing of the rainforest and an AV display.

Awards:
AIA Victorian People's Choice Prize
for Public Architecture
Architeam Commendation in Community Architecture

 

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