Morscher Architekten: Tierbeobachtungspavillon Zoo Bern - best architects 15

Morscher Architekten

Tierbeobachtungspavillon Zoo Bern

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Dominique Uldry, Bern


The new Wildlife Observation Pavilion at Bern Zoo is situated amongst mature trees and the existing animal enclosures. Like an animal skin, the golden-green shimmering mosaic façade clings to the exterior walls and the roof, while the interiors continue the metaphor with their dark-red tones. Large gold-framed observation windows open out onto the woods and the zoo enclosures. A covered shelter serves multiple uses, providing a place for jazz matinees or barbecue parties as well as a weather-protected location from which visitors can observe wolves, marmots and small mammals. Family-friendly and disabled toilets, accessible for all zoo visitors from the park’s main promenade, complete the pavilion.