ZOO DESIGN INC
Animal-centric, conservation-minded zoo design company
Zoo Design Inc was hired to transform an existing wolf exhibit at the Dublin Zoo, Ireland. Two vviewing shelters were to be completely renovated to offer two different viewing experiences: a nature experience where the shelter shares the natural elements of the wolf habitat (north shelter), and a structured cabin experience where the shelter provides a cozy, educational setting (south shelter).
Using photoshop, real images were edited and transposed into landscape topography and in accordance with shelter plans. To uphold the natural experience of the north shelter, openings between deadfall trees create the shelter entrance into a cave-like interior. A large rock extends under the viewing glass allowing visitors to touch and feel the same rock the wolves rest upon. Other features include rock seating and floor to ceiling window views into the habitat. The south shelter embraces the cabin experience with cozy wood paneling, hanging fireplace, real wolf skeleton and supporting educational signage.
Photorealistic rendering of north and south viewing shelters created as Zoo Design Inc employee.