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Leopard Lodge

Melbourne Zoo

Leopard Lodge is Melbourne Zoo's latest function facility set amongst wildlife and a striking native garden. Arterial was commissioned to design and produce a way-finding solution that would create a memorable entrance to the new facility whilst also reflecting the new name.

Leaping leopard motifs now jump from the bushes! Using a sculptural effect made of rusting laser cut steel, leopard silhouettes line the pathway, sitting comfortably in the landscape whilst providing a visual barrier to an off-limits service area. The colour range moves from deep red in the morning light to orange in the setting sun. The 6mm thick panels were carefully designed with integrated folds to provide suitable strength from a minimum of material.