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Monarto Zoological Park Visitor Centre

MONARTO, SA

Monarto Zoological Park Visitor Centre is a central hub for visitors to the park. The building provides administration facilities, tour bookings and amenitites including a cafe, shop and toilets. The Visitor Centre hovers above its wildlife. Broad verandahs provide shade and evoke the rural building traditions of Monarto, with a colour scheme that blends in with the landscape. The building employed a number of environmental strategies to minimise environmental impact, including the distinctive subsidence cooling towers, a low energy alternative to air conditioning.

Award:    Master Builders Association Award, 1997
                 RAIA (SA) Award of Merit - New Building, 1998
                 RAIA (SA) Award of Merit - Energy & Environment, 1998
                 RAIA (SA) BHP Colorbond Award, 1998

Project Value: $1.0m
Completed 1998