A zoo warden feeding a peacock by the shelter and kiosk, Whipsnade Zoo

RIBApix ref no RIBA24689
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1935
Image Date1935
StyleModern Movement
Library ReferenceAP75/146
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The shelter consisted of a concrete canopy supported on slender steel columns, with provision made for cover, toilets and kiosk. It was designed to be one small element in a network of interacting structures positioned along the main pedestrian thoroughfares of the zoo. However, other elements in the scheme were abandoned as Tecton's main supporter on the zoo council, Julian Huxley, became increasingly isolated from his colleagues. Once Huxley had resigned the Zoological Society took the opportunity to demolish the structure.

Subject tags

concrete, zoo buildings, canopies, Animals