Blank Park Zoo, Macaque Exhibit

Categories: Art/Beautification, Design-Build
Owner: Mark Vukovich
Size: 7,296 sq. ft.
Year Completed: 2012
Architect: DesignBuild Solutions
Delivery Method: Design-Build

Project Description

Neumann Brothers was asked to provide a design concept that allowed the customers to interact and have an incredible viewing experience with the Macaque monkeys within a tight timeline and budget. We worked closely with the zoo to create an enlarged structure in the same footprint as the original exhibit by increasing heights of the enclosure and creating a space that was interactive and structurally sound. We demolished the existing wood framed structure and mesh, installed concrete dig barriers surrounding the exhibit, supplied a new steel tube structure, hand weaved stainless steel mesh, and an incredible entrance to a faux tree structure including mirrored glass allowing anyone to enter the exhibit and get a closer experience with the Macaque monkeys.