Sydney Architecture Completed Education Public & Tourism
  • Client:

    Torango Zoo Sydney

  • Location:

    Castle Hill, NSW Australia

  • Budget:

    $26.6 Million

Taronga Zoo is the nation’s leading zoological garden and features over 2,000 specimens and 400 species and subspecies held in its spectacular 28 hectares setting overlooking Sydney Harbour. Jackson Teece was commissioned to develop the design and documentation of its Great Southern Oceans Precinct.

As part of this seismic redevelopment, Taronga Zoo committed to enhancing facilities for research, conservation and education. In an effort to raise awareness of our own oceanic surroundings, the Great Southern Oceans Precinct captures the imagination of visitors with a vivid array of Australian marine wildlife. The exhibit is located at the lower end of the zoo and covers the steep rocky slope leading to the shoreline and ferry terminal, and incorporates the heritage feature of the former aquarium entrance.

Marine mammal exhibits are consolidated into one precinct which features a new, larger capacity seal theatre, and the opportunity for visitors to have informal and personal experiences with the seals at various locations. Alongside these general experiences, inspiring spaces have been created for children’s workshops, and the internationally recognised Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre is also based in the precinct, solidifying this exhibit as an intrinsic part of Australian wildlife conservation.

Project Leadership
Trevor Williams

Senior Associate

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