Trees for orangutans

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in Animals, Design, Habitat Design, Recent Projects
Trees for orangutans

Koda Creative was invited to join the multi skilled team at Houthoff Zoo Design to help build twelve giant trees in the new Orangutan Forest exhibit at Dublin Zoo. The trees are copies of the kapok and banyan trees found in the Bornean orangutan’s natural habitat, the tropical rainforests of Borneo. Each tree is made from […]

Humboldt Penguin Habitat Scheveningen Sealife Centre

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Animals, Artificial Rock, Habitat Design, Recent Projects
Humboldt Penguin Habitat Scheveningen Sealife Centre

  Koda Creative were asked to build the artificial rock for this Humboldt Penguin habitat at Scheveningen Sealife Centre, Holland. We made 165 m2 of rock inspired by the Chilean/Peruvian coastline from where this species originates. Architect on this project was MDM Advies Designer of decoration/theming and project manager was Ton Van Helden    

St Michaels Cave entrance – Faking it!

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Artificial Rock, Recent Projects
St Michaels Cave entrance – Faking it!

  St Michaels Caves are a system of caverns in the Rock of Gibraltar. During recent alterations to public access, the entrance had to be enlarged. This left some ugly strengthening concrete on view. Koda Creative beautified this structural concrete by covering it in our simulated rock. We matched the outside rock to the inside […]

Rockwork and waterfall for West Indies koi pool

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 in Artificial Rock, Recent Projects
Rockwork and waterfall for West Indies koi pool

These are some pictures from a recent artificial rock project at a private home in The West Indies. The steel and concrete rock structure is built around a plant room which houses the water pumps and filtration for the pool. The services are not connected yet so we did a trial run with a submersible […]

Amazon waterfalls

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 in Artificial Rock, Inspiration, Recent Projects

The image below is a photo of a small waterfall we made in an amazon themed aviary. The trees to the left are 7m high supports for the stainless steel mesh structure and inspired by buttress trees Ceiba pentandra. The buttress trees and rockwork are made from steel, concrete and shotcrete. The brief for this project […]

White Faced Sakis enjoy their new trees

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 in Animals, Recent Projects

We were very happy to see the white faced sakis, golden lion tamarins and pygmy marmosets using the trees we had made a few months previously. It was also good to hear that the enclosure is working as it should and now needs less keeper maintenance. I managed to take these pictures on a sunny […]

Artificial Tree and vines for Coco

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 in Animals, Recent Projects

Koda Creative often build artificial trees into zoo exhibits. They usually serve some practical purpose for instance, structural supports, places to hide or to provide enrichment possibilities. Trees are generally built from steel and fine concrete. The finish is hand carved and painted appropriately with a suitable non toxic paint. This artificial rainforest tree was […]

Amazon aviary

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Recent Projects

We built this parrot aviary in the beautiful Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, Gibraltar. The central aviary supports (7M high) are solid concrete/shotcrete and are replicas of the buttress trees (Ceiba Pentandra) native to South America. The rockwork is inspired by the geology found around the upper reaches of the River Amazon. Within the rock, there […]

Two jungle trees for White Faced Sakis

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 in Recent Projects

These two jungle trees were built into an exhibit for white faced sakis, golden lion tamarins and pygmy marmosets. The zoo keepers previously had to keep replacing real trees in here which was time consuming. In addition to this the real wood was getting infected with mites which were causing a nuisance to the animal […]

Cambodia Macaque Temple progress

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 in Recent Projects

These are a series of photos showing our progress building an Asian influenced macaque temple exhibit. All pictures shot from roughly the same angle.