The debate on aesthetics vs. functionality has been an ongoing one on ZooChat for quite some time now. While some zoos built strictly naturalistic exhibits others, with Copenhagen Zoo, being one of the leaders, are increasingly bringing in contemporary architecture as a main point when building new animal exhibits. Especially Copenhagen Zoo has since the start of this millennium focused on bringing in contemporary architecture in their new major exhibits, moving away from the naturalistic style they followed up until 1996. This thread is not meant to tell which is right or wrong but to give the ZooChatters on this forum a guide to the contemporary architecture of the 21st century in Copenhagen Zoo. More posts will follow shortly.