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Refurbishment of the historical Strasbourg zoo’s pedagogical farm and new visitor center // FREAKS freearchitects

Strasbourg, France

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The pedagogical farm is an old countryside traditional farm rebuilt within the national heritage Parc de l’Orangerie in Strasbourg, north west of France. It suffered from a long time without any refurbishment and was no longer following the animal well-being rules.
It today hosts many farm animals : hens, ducks, geese, pheasants, rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs, hamsters, goats, sheep, ponies, donkeys…

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and is mostly dedicated to kids.
A new visitor center / multipurpose space has been embedded within the existing timber barn. It contrasts radically with its metal cladding and glass facade. A cantilevered volume creates an new rain-protected space to welcome visitors.
The central stable has been totally renewed and repainted according the national heritage rules.

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It’s expanding towards the outside with modular fences. The chimney supports a big stork nest, typical from the region.
To complete the project a new large aviary has been added at the edge of the site, playing the role of a landmark within the landscape of the park. It takes the whole width and reaches 6 meters high.

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A hen house with a large glass window (doubled with shades) has been integrated to its volume..

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