Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the glasshouse

RIBApix ref no RIBA91797
Architect/DesignerZanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Charlotte
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Subject Date1846
Image Date1985
ViewWorm's-eye
StyleIslamic Revival
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 85-29-05
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Charlotte Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Designed originally as botanical gardens by the architect Karl Ludwig von Zanth (1796-1857) for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg, who wanted his buildings to be in a Moorish style. Construction of the gardens date from 1842. Originally private they opened to the public in 1919, and began to acquire zoo animals from 1951. The glasshouse was part of the Moorish Villa which was destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt in 1971.

Subject tags

botanical gardens, zoo buildings, glasshouses