James Aldridge


Penguin Beach

Our first scheme for London Zoo was as landscape consultants on the “Penguin Beach” project which opened in 2011.

Working in close partnership with Wharmby Kozdon Architects and the Zoo's horticultural department, we designed the landscape for a new 1,200 square meter pool and enclosure, the largest in the UK.

The island of Chiloe off the cost of Chile, which has a penguin colony, was the source of inspiration for the landscaping and plant selection. The woodland edges and shorelines were imitated to create a sympathetic habitat for the birds and a suitable setting for the pool. Additionally we handled the landscaping to the new shop and exit from the Zoo which were completed at the same time.

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