Kölner Zoo Clemenshof

The idea behind Clemenshof goes back to ‘Cologne Zoo’s Master Plan 2020’. In addition to the Hacienda, the farmyard is the second project completed by dan pearlman at Cologne Zoo. In planning the timber clad house we focused on materials such as slate and decorative items like ornamental gables and green shutters, which are common to the region. Second hand materials were used for the stalls in particular. This sustainable approach also has a visual advantage in that it gives the destination its weathered and authentic look.


Client: Cologne Zoological Garden
Project: Clemenshof
Services: Architecture and Landscape Architecture (HOAI 1-5, artistic supervision), Retail
Planning and construction period: 2013 – 2014
Overall planning area: 4,200 m2
Gross floor area: 1,380 m2
Construction costs: 3.3 million EUR