Try to imagine a zoo where the animals dictate the environment, where they roam free while humans remain in enclosures. This was the challenge presented to BIG (Bjarne Ingels Group) architecture group by the Givskud Zoo in Denmark. David Zahles, partner in charge, shares with Scan Magazine the firm’s master plan for designing this zoo of the future: Zootopia. While BIG would usually think about how to maximise the quality of life in urban zones, they are now focusing on the animals. What would they demand from an architect?

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