Elephant Park in Zürich Zoo

Elephant Park in Zürich Zoo

Open, 2-stage, anonymous, RfP

Zürich, Switzerland

Registration Deadline – 18 January 2008 (by 4:00 pm)

Submission Deadline – 16 May 2008 (by 4:00 pm)


City of Zürich, Switzerland


Open, 2-stage, anonymous (3-5 teams selected for second stage)


Architect/Landscape architect teams w/Zoo designer (required)


120,000CHF will be set aside for purchases, etc. Finalists will be compensated 30,000CHF to complete their proposals.


The procurement language is German




Martin Naville, president of the administrative board of Zoo

Zürich AG

Dr. Alex Rübel, director and member of the executive board

of Zoo Zürich AG

Dr. Fred Kurt, elephant expert, Aichach

Dr. Jörg Junhold, director Zoo Leipzig

Willy Haderer, administrative board Zoo Zürich (substitute)

Preliminary Examination and Administration:

Virág Kiss, architect, project development, Office for Building

and Construction, City of Zurich

Ursula Tschirren, assistant project development, Office for

Building and Construction, City of Zurich


The objective of the design competition is a new attractive and

identity-establishing elephant park that fits well into the zoological

garden and complies with the present company philosophy of the

Zoo. Within the framework of the Masterplan Zoo Zurich, a

contemporary, distinctive and environmental and animal friendly

facility shall be created, thus following the tradition of integrated

landscape exhibits.


Tendering Body

Stadt Zürich

Amt für Hochbauten

Lindenhofstrasse 21

CH-8001 Zurich

For direct submission:

Amthaus III, Lindenhofstrasse 21, CH-8001 Zürich

2nd floor, Empfang [Reception], office 205

Business hours from 8 am to 4 pm