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Zoo Music | Academy of Contemporary Music

Speculative proposal, 1994

A speculative proposition for a contemporary music academy on the existing site of London Zoo.

The concept speculates about the release of all captive animals, allowing the existing found and residual spaces to be used for performance: the Elephant Pavilion becomes a concert venue with multiple stages for chamber performances, as does the the found spaces between the hidden structure of the Bear Enclosure.

A drawing series charts the gradual deterioration of the buildings as archaeological artefacts; overtaken by time, nature and feral wildlife.

Architecture Architecture
Drawing Drawing
Indeterminacy Indeterminacy
Time Time
Decay Decay
Landscape Landscape
Memory Memory
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