Apenheul Primate Park

Landscape, Masterplan, Under Construction

A project that puts Biodiversity at its core

More than a zoo, this project is a place for stimulating biodiversity in all its aspects. Sustainable redevelopment, with circular building. 

Park in Park

Apenheul was founded in 1971 with the belief that man needs to be more mindful of their impact on nature and the animals with which we share this planet. The park was established through humble beginnings, with two species of primates, and has now grown to house many more species, as well as an aviary. The park champions education as well as research and conservation projects around the world carried out through the APCT foundation.

Location

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Historical Site Maps

Analyzing Existing Potential

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Apenheul First Main Structure (Long Outdated)

Site Diagrams

Client Collaboration

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Brainstorm Meeting With Clients

Brainstorm Sketch during Workshop

First Phase: General Masterplan

Before and After Plan (Animated GIF)

Tree Value Analysis

Landscape

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Landscape Section

Overall Axonometric View

Birds

Attracted by this unique and diverse landscape of Apenheul is a great diversity of wildlife who inhabit the area. There are roughly 24 different species of birds found in the park, of which at least two are endangered in the Netherlands. All the birds shown here were sighted over the course of one year, according to waarneming.nl

Ecosystem Species

 

Site Fauna Analysis (Birds Species)

Forest Chain

Both the diverse landscape and the diverse wildlife found in the park contribute to many food chains and natural circular systems in the environment. Insects and bees are attracted by the plants, which are eaten by the birds, (and some of the monkeys!), the bees pollinate the plants, the squirrels eat the plants and distribute the seed etc.

Site Flora Analysis (Trees Species)

Insect Flower Field Reference

Food Forest

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Section with Landscape Progression

Planting Zones

Insect Hotel Build Up

Building with Waste

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Insect Hotel Details

Insect Hotel Mock-up integrating Building Waste

Insect Hotel Concept Sketch

Tamarin Monkey Area Under Construction (Nov. 2019)

Implementation

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New Monkey Island and Canal Construction (Nov. 2019)

On site Inspection (Nov. 2019)

Construction Coordination

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Insect Hotel Full-scale Mock up (Oct. 2019)

Construction Progress (Nov. 2019)

Construction Progress (Nov. 2019)

 

Team: Martijn de Geus, Victor Tee, Kenji Heda, Elena Gamez, Han Zhang

Project Year: 2018-2020

Location: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands