2017 International Zoo Design Conference
organized by Zoo Wroclaw and ZooLex Zoo Design Organization
from 4 to 7 April 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland,
with 250 participants from 39 countries.
Theme: Animal welfare through built-in enrichment
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Zoo design trends and developments
Welcome address by the host and organizer:
Learning from animals – Radoslaw Ratajszczak, Zoo Wroclaw
Welcome address by the co-organizer:
Evolution of Zoo Design – Monika Fiby, ZooLex Zoo Design Organization
Embedding Environmental Enrichment into New Zoo Animal Facility Design – Jon Charles Coe, Jon Coe Design Pty Ltd
Integrating the Zoos 'Committing to Conservation' into Zoo Design – Alex Rübel, Zoo Zürich
Everything Counts: A Discussion of Why Aesthetics Matter in Achieving Conservation by Design – Keith McClintock, Studio Hanson Roberts
Zoo Evolution and the Role of Design – Kieran Stanley, dan pearlman experience architecture
Fashion versus the Common Sense – Radoslaw Ratajszczak, Zoo Wroclaw
East Meets West: How Cultural Attitudes and Belief Systems Influence Zoo Design – Michael Graetz, Design for Life Consultancy
Designing Built-in Animal Enrichment Devices – Mariusz Bleszynski, PGAV
Swinging into Islands – Chloe Helm, Chester Zoo
Original Zoo Exhibits; the Art of not Copying your Neighbour – Marc Damen, Dutch Zoo Federation
Designing Zoos for Survival or Species – Design Process Timeline – Julia Hanuliakova, Zoo Design
On The Sex Trail: And What's The Use Of Males Anyway? A Hypothetical New Zoo Exhibit – Bernard Harrison
Enclosure Design and Educational Purposes – Amélie Romain, Akongo
Environmental effects on animal welfare: A new exhibit for a colony of Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) – Camillo Sandri, Barbara Regaiolli, Daniela Galietta, Cesare Avesani Zaborra, Caterina Spiezio, Parco Natura
Barbary Macaque Experience - Including Rescued Primates in Exhibit Design – Jonkers, G.J. and Verbruggen, J.P., AAP
Plants as Built-in Enrichment in the Habitats of Arboreal Species – Orsolya Fakete, Krisztina Szabó, Budapest University
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Enrichment for welfare
Zoo Design versus Good Animal Welfare: Are we Trying to Reconcile the Irreconcilable? – Simon Tonge, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust
Animal Welfare Outcomes Driving the Exhibit Design Process – Richard Rowe, Melbourne Zoo
A Novel Methodology to Identify Behavioural and Cognitive Needs to Inform Habitat Design – Jake Veasey, Care for the Rare
Designing with Wolves – A Mountain with a Wolf on it Stands a Little Taller – Julia Hanuliakova, Zoo Design
Designing for Resilience – Becca Hanson, Studio Hanson Roberts
Balancing Wellness and Guest Experience: Show Your Work – Stacey Ludlum, PGAV
All in One? The Multidisciplinary Approach to Create the Modern Exhibit: the Story of the Giant Salamander House at Prague Zoo – Jaroslav Simek, Prague Zoo
King Penguins and the Dangers of Assumption – Kåre Jensen, ZooCentral
Building for Elephants – Sabine Merz, Erfurt Zoo
Built-in Enrichment for Elephant Exhibit, Innovative Feeders – Jeanette Summers, Sedgwick County Zoo
Elephants – Challenges and Rewards Designing a Living Space for the Grey Giants – Klaus Wünnemann, Stefan Geretschläger, Zoo Heidelberg
New Ideas in Zoo Design are Never the Province of the Risk Averse – Douglas Richardson, Highland Wildlife Park
Mixing Predators and Prey: a Successful Exhibit – Frank Carlos Camacho, Africam Safari
Built-in Enrichment Renovation at Tokiwa Zoo in Ube, Japan – Kenji Wako, Osaka University of Arts
Which Plants will Suit the New Exhibit? – Lars Bo Kjeldstrøm, Tropical Zoo Plants
Dublin Zoo Gorilla Rainforest – Stephen Butler, Dublin Zoo
Synergies Between New and Existing Structures – Ways to Achieve Green Enrichment Benefits for Animals, Plants and People – Jörg Schneider, dan pearlman experience architecture
Integrating Green Walls that Enrich the Animals' Habitat – Jan Breedijk, Nieuwkoop
Friday, 7 April 2017
Technical Aspects of Zoo Design
Are Zero Energy & Waste Zoos Possible? – Nedim Mehmedbegovic, Deerns
Mixed Species Exhibits; a Challenge for Everybody – Marc Damen, Dutch Zoo Federation
Substrates and Soil Compaction – Stephen Butler, Dublin Zoo
Preventing Bird Collisions with Glass – Monika Fiby, Zoo Design
Starlight, not Searchlights: Light and Proper Animal Care in Aquariums and Zoos – James Karl Fischer, The Zoological Lighting Institute
Animal Enclosure Design with Virtual Reality – Yves Willems, Close to Bone
ZooLex 2.0 – Jonas Homburg, ZooLex Zoo Design Organization
Grand Opening's Desillusion – Erik van Vliet, Erik van Vliet Zoo Design
Low Profile Zoo Coping with High Profile Expectations – the Role of External Experts – Davorka Maljkovic, Zagreb Zoo
Bringing External Knowledge into your Project; Story of a Botanical Engineer – Lars Bo Kjeldstrøm, Tropical Zoo Plants
Playing Nice and Using Your Words: Communication between Design Teams and Zoo Staff during Exhibit Design and Construction – Barbara Brem, ZooLex Zoo Design Organization
I enjoyed the conference very much, well done for organising it.
(Simon Tonge, Executive Director, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust)
I would like to express my admiration and gratitude for the great organization of this congress! The content exceeded my expectations and I have only heared complimenting comments from others.
(Erik van Vliet)
It was a wonderful conference and I greatly appreciate your and your colleague's effort to make it possible.
(Etsuo Narushima,DVM, Executive Director, Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums)
I have incredibly enjoyed the conference in Wroclaw.
(Jonas Livet, President Association Les Zoos dans le Monde)
Thank you for being the driving force behind this event. I really enjoyed the presentations and meeting the creative talent and knowledgeable individuals. I will be looking forward to the next zoo design conference.
(Mariusz Bleszynski, Project Manager, PGAV DESTINATIONS)
Being at the conference has been a great opportunity to learn, to see how it works 'behind', and to meet. Thanks for all your efforts.
(Lia Battaglin, Africa Style - Real Passion)
It was a fantastic event and thank you very much for organising it. It was great to chat to other zoos and professionals and hear about all the issues and solutions suggested as well as learning about some innovative technologies that are being used.
(Rhiannon Szmidt, Senior Project Manager, Zoological Society of London)
Thank you for having us! It was a great conference. I hope you do endeavor to continue doing these regularly.
(Stacey Ludlum, Director of Zoo & Aquarium Planning and Design, PGAV DESTINATIONS)
I must applaud you for the great work you did in organizing the conference. Thank you so much.
(Tommy Wilken, Managing Partner, zoOceanarium Group)
Many thanks for the great conference. I returned home very inspired and gained many new ideas.
(Eva Kaltenbach, Zoologischer Stadtgarten Karlsruhe)
I wanted to congratulate you on the great organization.
(Mauricio Diche R., Oceanikworld Zoo Consulting)
The organization and catering was excellent, thank you.
(Dr. J.B. van Laarhoven, Zoo-Export)
Thank you for a great conference: the topics were on-point and very interesting. And it was wonderful getting to meet so many new colleagues in the industry, as well as participating in the pre- and post-conference tours and after-conference discussions. I look forward to continuing talks with my new acquaintances and for the next design conference.
(Barbara Brem, Editor, ZooLex Zoo Design Organization)