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Monarto Zoological Park Lions 360


Phillips/Pilkington designed the Monarto Zoo Lions 360 project as an enhanced visitor experience.  A very simple premise enables visitors to walk securely into the Lion enclosure and be very close to the animals.  An entrance canopy leads to an underground tunnel and then to a bell-shaped, mesh-protected enclosure where Lion observation and feeding can occur under Zoo staff supervision.  Self-closing doors at each end of the tunnel ensure that the visitor anticipation level is maximised.  As the southern doors open, the area accessed still has walls and a roof, but also a wide view to the exhibit area, which fans around, and over the top, of the visitor.  Staff-only access to the space between the actual steel enclosure zinc and the stainless steel balustrade ensures that they can supervise all visitor / animal interactions.


Project Value: $1.5m
Completed 2017


Photographs by: Lyndon Stacy Photography