NAME: Arnab Sadhukhan ( @mr._sadhukhan )
COLLEGE: KIIT School of Architecture & Planning, Bhubaneswar
YEAR: 5th Year
SITE AREA: 2705643 square meters (668.5 acres)
PUBLISHED BY: ARCHIPEDIA
ZOOTOPIA is an undergraduate thesis project done by Arnab Sadhukhan in KIIT School of Architecture & Planning. The project considers the existing boundaries of the site and adds/subtracts parts from it with analysis and logical reasoning.
The site approximately 668 acres in area and the masterplan is created imagining a barren site. The project encompasses a detailed study of zoo design, history and modern aspects regarding the topic.
Through the design, goals such as sustainability, animal welfare, better human experience, etc. are tried to be achieved. The scope of the project includes creating a masterplan that can sustain a huge projected footfall, a wide inventory of animals, listing and categorizing animals based on their natural habitats, behavior to built and natural environment, activity patterns, etc.
Keeping in mind the circulation and massive crowd movement, the masterplan is designed with a few strategies. Pavilions, viewing decks, landscape features and animal housing units/shelters have been designed under the scope of the project.