National Zoo Lower Precinct Master Plan

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Planning and urban design work at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.

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National Zoo Lower Precinct Master Plan

  1. 1. National Zoological Park<br />Lower Zoo Precinct Plan<br />
  2. 2. Existing Conditions<br />
  3. 3. THE NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK<br />
  4. 4. Kid’s Farm<br />Olmsted Walk<br />
  5. 5. Pizza Garden<br />
  6. 6. Lion/Tiger Administrative Entrance<br />
  7. 7. -0 90<br />Pizza Garden and Back of Mane Restaurant<br />
  8. 8. Service Area Behind Mane Restaurant <br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Concept Development and Master Plan<br />
  12. 12. Zoo Case Studies<br />- Baltimore<br />- San Diego<br />- Tampa<br />- Lincoln Park<br />- Philadelphia<br />- Columbus<br />- St. Louis<br />- Bronx<br />
  13. 13. Guiding Principles:<br /><ul><li>Preserve the stature and character of the National Zoological Park
  14. 14. Create a new southern entrance
  15. 15. Enhance visitor (pedestrian/vehicular/transit access and circulation patterns)
  16. 16. Preserve and create multi-functional opportunity spaces
  17. 17. Create a distinct play, entertainment, education activity zone
  18. 18. Reorganize, expand and enhance visitor/FONZ services
  19. 19. Improve access/wayfinding to Amazonia
  20. 20. Accommodate secondary containment fence recommendations
  21. 21. Incorporate sustainable technologies</li></li></ul><li>Concept Plans<br />- Revitalizing Olmsted Walk<br />- A New Lower Entrance<br />- Renewed Open Space<br />- New Exhibits<br />- Strategies for New Buildings<br />
  22. 22. Program<br />
  23. 23. Illustrative <br />Master Plan<br />Precinct Project Areas<br />- South Entry Gateway<br />- Information Pavilion<br />- Kid’s Farm<br />- Discovery Zone<br />- Lion/Tiger<br />- Amazonia<br />- Parking Lot D <br />- Lemur Island Retail<br />
  24. 24. Existing Conditions<br />2008 Master Plan<br />Lower Zoo Precinct Plan<br />
  25. 25. South Entry Gateway<br />
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  27. 27. ENTRY PAVILION ELEVATION<br />
  28. 28. Philadelphia Zoo Entry Gate<br />Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa, FL)<br />
  29. 29. Kids Farm<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31. Pavilion and Restrooms<br />
  32. 32. Pavilion and Restrooms<br />- Enclosed dining space<br />- Restrooms on lower level<br />- Folding window walls<br />
  33. 33. PICNIC PAVILION SECTION<br />
  34. 34. PICNIC PAVILION EAST ELEVATION<br />PICNIC PAVILION WEST ELEVATION<br />
  35. 35.
  36. 36. Discovery Zone<br />
  37. 37. Discovery Zone<br />- Dining Deck (Expansion of Mane Restaurant)<br />- Discovery Zone Exhibit Structure<br />- Plaza with Interactive Fountain<br />- “Spanish Steps” to Olmsted Walk<br />
  38. 38. DISCOVERY ZONE SECTION<br />
  39. 39. Wet/Dry Play Area<br />
  40. 40.
  41. 41. Lion/Tiger<br />
  42. 42.
  43. 43.
  44. 44. LION/TIGER RAMP<br />LION/TIGER ENTRY WALKWAY<br />
  45. 45.
  46. 46. Amazonia Expansion<br />
  47. 47.
  48. 48.
  49. 49. Parking Lot D<br />
  50. 50.
  51. 51. Lemur Island<br />
  52. 52.
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  55. 55. Projects & <br />Implementation<br />
  56. 56. “You guys hit a home run!  The plan is inspired and elegant.  You have revolutionized the south entry of the Zoo.”- Steven Monfort, NZP Acting Director<br />

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