Lincoln Park Zoo Regenstein Center for African Apes

Chicago, Illinois

Built to accommodate more apes and a new research center, the new Center for African Apes is more than four times larger than the previous ape house. The facility offers 29,000 square feet of living space, complete with special life-like features like real bamboo stands, trees and artificial vines, termite mounds, a waterfall and heated logs. The new exhibit provides apes access to the outdoors for the first time, simulating a real real-life, open-air environment for the apes as well as unmatched views for zoo visitors.

Owner: Lincoln Park Zoological Society
Architect: Lohan Caprile Goetsch Architects