Zoo Atlanta | Entry Plaza
Dates of Service
The complete project includes a major facelift for the main arrival plaza, that with the annexation of the historic Cyclorama (new Savanna Hall), is finally controlled by the Zoo. A 60,000sf plaza is created by taking down the existing 10,000 sf Administration building and flattening it out with wonderful new historically reminiscent paving patterns and plantings in elevated stone planters, while maintaining the “postcard” view of Savanna Hall from the neighborhood street and parking. A new Ticketing Pavilion will modernize the outdated ticket booths and open up the entry to the zoo in a more visitor-friendly entry experience. Renovations to the existing security building will serve the guests with convenient Member Services activities via the entry portal. The new Plaza serves both the guests of the zoo as well as guests attending events at the newly renovated Savanna Hall, where a new drop-off/pick-up canopy will improve comfort during inclement weather. This architectural element will also serve to direct the visitors to their destination.