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Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo

Chicago, Illinois
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Located in the heart of Chicago, this interactive exhibit provides a multi-sensory experience of the North American woods and the creatures – black bears, wolves, beavers, otters, and turtles – that call it home. Shielded by trees from the noise of the street, visitors are immersed in the world of the forest. The storybook adventure of a child’s walk through the woods weaves through the exhibits, culminating in a masonry observation pavilion. Sustainable features include a green roof seeded with wildflowers to eliminate storm-water runoff and a glass curtain veiled in grapevines, controlling harsh, western sun while allowing natural cross ventilation.

Client
Lincoln Park Zoo
Size
6,000 SF
Awards
2005 ASLA Honor Award for Built Design - ASLA Arkansas

2006 Devine Detail Award - AIA Chicago

2007 Design Excellence Award - Distinguished Building Category - AIA Chicago

2010 Citation Award - Excellence in Architcture - AIA San Francisco
Certifications
LEED Silver - US Green Building Council
Energy Use Intensity
Predicted: N/A
Measured: N/A
Scope
Architecture
New Construction