One of the world’s oldest zoos, the store is located at the zoo entrance/exit. Since the store and admission functions were co-mingled, we designed both the zoo shop and the ticketing area as well. The entry building is a historic 300-year old structure. Immediately behind and to the right of the historic building the zoo constructed a more contemporary addition.

The arriving guest enters on the left and exits through the store on the right. Since the addition was largely glass we agreed on a darker palette but made a very effective grid of LED track lights for dark days and drama. The flooring is one huge vinyl print made from one huge Photoshop image file of the Venezuelan rain forest floor. It’s guaranteed to not show dirt.