RECONSTRUCTION OF KYIV ZOO
Location - Kyiv, Ukraine
Area - 33.6ha
Kyiv Zoo is a part of Ukrainian nature reserve of state importance as well as considered architectural landscape landmark, arboreta, educational facility and a harbour to endangered species of both flora and fauna.
What we’ve done: Audit with the following redevelopment of zoo territory to include unused space resulted in increase by the factor of two reaching 201.7k sq.m.of the overall exposition area.
Based on a new zoo zoning we redesigned the old and drafted new expositions (e.g. White bears, African savannah, Elephant valley, Nile valley, Penguin house, Predator’s island, Monkey islands). New pedestrian routes for visitors served as a unifying link. We played around the design aiming to preserve the existing greening (and we have managed that!), to redesign and improve 7 recreational zones that overall consisted of 2 playgrounds, rope park, labirint, restaurant, 7 observation decks, 20 fast-food areas, 16 WCs, 4 drinking-water fountains and other facilities that contributed to the comfort and convenience of the visitors. Created 2 entrance points with parking slots as well as designed space for souvenir shops, restaurants, medical aid points. Designed 2 new economic zones (23.5k sq.m) with modern equipment and process flow planning to better serve animals. Designed educational center for kids and adults.