Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the lion house

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RIBApix ref no RIBA91793
Architect/DesignerZanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Charlotte
Subject Date1950
Image Date1985
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 85-28-26
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.

Subject tags

botanical gardens, zoo buildings