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Savannah House Design by LAM Architects



Savannah House Design by LAM Architects,

Savannah House Design by LAM Architects

Savannah House Design by LAM Architects

Savannah House Design by LAM Architects

Savannah House Design by LAM Architects

Savannah House Design by LAM Architects

* Project Name: Giraffe-house and visitor center or Savannah House
* Land area: approx. 570m2
* Capacity: approx. 4600m3
* Construction: September 2007 – November 2008
* Client: Stichting Koninklijke Rotterdamse Diergaarde
* Design: architects LAM
In the Rotterdam Zoo opened a shelter for giraffes, this is the first building (the Netherlands) designed as an animal shelter. The design concept is the African Choir, which served as a perfect model for the casting of the volumes, besides this hostel was designed following the principles of the philosophy of sustainability of the concept of “Cradle to Cradle.” Cradle a crib, hoping to provide the largest animal care and comfort. “The project forced us to unify the existing tensions between weather and climate recommended for the care of such animals” comment in an interview Menno Lam. Eta building made from recycled materials, nontoxic and natural light, this idea not only helps to reduce pollution and improve the quality of life of animals, but also avoids the high maintenance costs that would generate this type of big ambitions. The building is equipped with a system of rainwater harvesting, the year it is estimated that stored 330.000 liters of rainwater, which will be used to irrigate the surrounding gardens. Shelters were designed for small animals which are called “Cuddle-Walls” to these animals to warm each other, these little huts are made from coated metal elements and climate, this will be a great saving energy because they provide heat to these small shelters instead of heating the whole building itself.

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