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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.

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Written by Jonah Wolf

September 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

Posted in Built

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