Taronga Zoo is Australia’s leading zoological garden. Jackson Teece was commissioned to develop a master plan in which visitors’ experiences would be transformed via themed exhibits, displaying animals in their natural bio-geographical zones.
The Wild Asia Precinct was the initial major stage of the implementation of this master plan. This mega exhibit consists of a uniquely-themed combination of animal exhibits and visitor amenities that have been purposefully designed to replicate the natural environment of a Southeast Asian rainforest.
Jackson Teece worked with a large number of subcontractors, reporting to the Zoo’s Project Manager, to deliver 21 buildings, this included exhibit enclosures, night holding spaces, viewing pavilions, aviaries, education spaces and retail.
All 21 buildings are either village themed, or background buildings designed and placed to take advantage of the famous Sydney Harbour topography and views. It’s this connection to the local environment that allows visitors to remain grounded in their existing surroundings, while learning and experiencing much about the Asian wildlife neighbours.