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CROCODILE CREEK WALKWAY

CROCODILE CREEK WALKWAY
Blackduiker, 10 Mar 2012
    • Otter Lord
      I don't mean to seem like I am ripping into the LAIR, but my curiosity is because of my fascination of it. It looks like it has a great narrative and it's design goals suit LA. But what is that mesh fence for in the back?
    • DavidBrown
      I was wondering about that also and I don't know. It is not part of an enclosure. I'm wondering if they plan to grow some kind of vegetation screen on it? If I can find out I'll let you know.

      Maybe mstickmanp knows someone at the zoo that we could ask?
    • Otter Lord
      Perhaps. It looks like that there might be planters behind it or its a walkway for keepers and staff?
    • reduakari
      The website refers to the use of mesh screens that will eventually be overgrown with vines to soften the builidings. This is a pretty standard landscape architectural product these days, but it will be a while until the desired effect is achieved, judging from the tiny plants that have been planted at the base.
    • Chlidonias
      you can see several climbing plants (the vertical ones) planted against and tied up to the mesh, so it seems likely the intention is for this to be a wall of foliage in the future.
    • Otter Lord
      The mesh kind of does the opposite of soften the building at this point. The ivy looks like parthenocissus so it might not take long for it to consume the building.
    • Blackduiker
      From my understanding, after reading several design comments in the past, the wire mesh is the framework for an eventual abundance of plant growth.
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