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Market Sector Zoos

El Paso Zoo

23
Jun

Texas

Client

  • El Paso Zoo

Challenge

  • The El Paso zoo needed a year round event center to host weddings and large events. The challenge was to find a building solution that could take advantage of the safari area views and provide an aesthetically pleasing upscale design while maintaining the unified look of the existing zoo environment. In addition, the proposed location required a building that could be constructed on a floating concrete slab.

Solution

  • 60′ wide by 90′ long Sprung structure was chosen as the product of choice for this year round event center. The structure includes Dupont Tedlar architectural membrane, R28 fiberglass blanket insulation system complete with two glazing walls. In order to blend in with the zoo environment, custom wooden doors and cladding were added to the exterior of the structure. An exterior vestibule encloses and hides the exterior HVAC system.

Results

  • The bright spacious clearspan design of the Sprung structure provides an attractive, reliable, climate controlled year round event center. Working with the architects and the city, Sprung was able to create a structure that complements the surrounding environment.

This Sprung Structure Features:

  • Two glazing walls measuring 8’ high by 60’ long and 8’ high x 17’ long provide natural light while showcasing zoo exhibits
  • Custom wood doors and cladding are incorporated into the exterior of the structure which enhance the zoo aesthetics
  • Vestibule neatly hides the HVAC for this building