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Elephant House – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Elephant House
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural and Mechanical Engineer: Rambøll with Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Stig L Andersson Architects

AE Interest: An adult male elephant weighs 5.5 tons and can exert a 15 ton horizontal load on a wall. The interior walls are The glazed roof canopies are randomly patterned with leaves from four species of tree to create naturalistic dappled light.


Written by Jonah Wolf

September 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

Posted in Built

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