Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Stuttgart: the monkey house

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RIBApix ref no RIBA91794
Architect/DesignerZanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Charlotte
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Subject Date1975
Image Date1985
ViewExterior
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 85-28-29
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 monkey house opened in 1975.

Subject tags

botanical gardens, zoo buildings