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A Transit Plan to Make a Less-Stressful Zoo for Animals

Zootopia will move visitors through animal habitats from three continents via three modes of mirrored transportation.
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Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group, the architecture firm responsible for some of the most playful designs in the built environment, is getting serious about the animal kingdom. The firm is looking to design a zoo that makes for a less stressful experience for animals while still serving up a cohesive master plan—one that makes sense for gorillas, bears, lions, elephants, and tourists alike. Right now, the firm's solution is transit.

BIG just revealed new renderings for Zootopia, the firm's tentative expansion plan for the Givskud Zoo in Givskud, Denmark. The scheme features three loops, each focused on one of three continental themes: Africa, America, and Asia. Each loop  will be designed around a different mode of transportation: Visitors will sail through Asia, bike through Africa, and fly through America.