Wildlands Adventure Zoo in Emmen (NL)
Experience nature in tropical adventure park ‘Jungola’
|Realised in||2015, zoo opened for public in March 2016|
|Glasshouse 1||Polycarbonate gables for big glasshouse 6,200 m²|
|Glasshouse 2||Complete glasshouse: steel construction, roof and gables, 3 layer ETFE-foil (inflatable cushions)|
|Use||Zoo, breeding, exhibition, recreation|
The tropical adventure park ‘Jungola’, part of the new Wildlands Adventure Zoo in Emmen, is to provide a new home to birds, monkeys and elephants. At around two hectares in size, 23 metres in height and situated 4 metres under the building line, this enormous glasshouse is unique in Europe.
Smiemans is responsible for the 6,200 m² curtain wall, made from polycarbonate because of its excellent insulation properties, transparency and favourable pricing. The smaller glasshouse of 1,100 m² has a higher section accommodating a butterfly house and a habitat for other reptiles, as well as a lower section which is 200 m² in size. This is intended for the cultivation of plants, caterpillars and butterflies. Smiemans has responsibility for the steel construction work, the curtain walls and the roof, the latter using a special 3-layer ETFE foil, which is extremely hard-wearing, has a high insulation value and is UV-resistant.
The old zoo in Emmen closed its doors on 31 December 2015 and in March 2016, Wildlands, Adventure Zoo Emmen was opened by our King.
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