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A Zoo in Denmark Plans to Let Animals Run Free Whilst Humans Stay in Cages

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There are plans for a zoo in Givskud, Denmark to be turned into a space with "the best possible and freest possible environment for the animals’ lives and relationships with each other and visitors" by flipping the traditional layout of the current zoo.

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Danish architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) have been working on the ambitious new designs for the past year, and the Danish press are hailing it as “the world’s most advanced zoo.”

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The projects aim is to “integrate and hide buildings” within the landscape, giving the animals the best possible environment to live in.

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Visitors when they enter the zoo will be welcomed to a large central square that will allow them to get a general overview of the parks layout.

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From this central structure, visitors will be able to access different areas of the zoo.

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A 4km hiking trail will connect the different areas of the zoo, each area represents a continent, Africa, America and Asia.

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The first phase of this innovative new design is expected to be completed in 2019, which also coincides with the park's 50th anniversary.

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via archdaily