Large Scale Landscape Studio
University Of Waterloo
A mythic world extending into Lake Ontario
Very few projects encompass an entire portion of the urban landscape. In this studio, the realisation of a zoo formed the basis. In hopes of designing a different way of approaching typical animalistic enclosure as a problem of architecture, the design of the zoo meant to think about the human-animal relationship in a different way. Calypso Zoo hopes to encompass a cultural narrative with our natural world, instead of the widespread approach of scientific and ecological study. Much like its namesake, the zoo hopes to unfurl the cultural embodiment of a small selection of animals, where visitors and spectators experience those mythic narratives first hand, to fully understand the impact those animals had on their respective cultures.