Well done all in the first competition. Here is round two. Stakes are higher, and now we have to be specific. Round 1 was a free-for-all. This time, we have a zoo with a specific site plan and a specific need. The zoo has requested a West African exhibit that features some of the animals already in their collection. Animals required in the exhibit are: 3.7.0 Western Chimpanzee 1.2.0 or 1.1.1 Pygmy Hippo 2.2 Mona Monkey 2.2 Diana Monkey 1.2 Western Slender-Snouted Crocodile 1.1.2 Yellow-Backed Duiker In addition, the zoo would like to house several other species. Mixed species exhibits, where possible are desirable. The zoo is allowed to import up to 2 species from outside of the home country (your own country in this case) and 2 species from the wild. (I.e., if you are within the AZA, then you are allowed to import 2 species from the EAZA and visa versa.) Species imported from the wild must have a conservation need for importation. All other species must be available within the home countries collections. The zoo wishes to house multiple smaller species within the exhibit, including many bird species. All species must come from within the circled region on the map of Africa. (See attached image.) The zoo has requested that there be some form of event facility here for meetings, dinners, and education. Minimum size needs to be 2,000 sq. ft. of event space (does not count other facilities - restrooms, storage, etc.). The zoo has also requested that no signs be visible in the exhibit. Therefore, alternative interpretation methods must be designed into the exhibit. The zoo has requested that there must be some overarching, culturally-sensitive, geographically appropriate, and conservation minded theme to the exhibit. There is a busy street on the outside of the north and northwest perimeter of the exhibit. The design must take this into account from both a visual and aural perspective. The total space for the exhibit is 4.7 acres, but this includes a steep-walled creek that runs though the exhibit. The zoo would like to incorporate the creek into the exhibit design. However, environmental needs dictate that the water leaving the zoo must go through a filtration system so that no animal waste enters the local water supply. The site is located in an unused area of the zoo's property. It is densely wooded with several large hardwood trees. This time, you will have two chances to submit. Chance one is for evaluation and critique. Critique will come not only from me, but from anyone on the forum who cares to make comments. Chance two is the final submission. Grading (new system) 0-20 - Theme (0 is no theme at all; 20 is a fully thought out, functional, appropriate, and exciting theme) 0-20 - Animal collection (All contestants start at a 10. Negative points for animals left out, not appropriate to the collection, or from outside of the range. Positive points for additional appropriate animals properly sourced.) 0-20 - Keeper and housing requirements (0 no keeper/housing; 20 keeper areas and housing requirements are fully met, functional, and accessible) 0-20 - Exhibits (0 exhibits do not appear on design; 20 exhibits are well designed for the animal needs and for visitor viewing) 0-20 - Visitor experience (0 visitors not able to see animals or meet basic needs; 20 visitor walks away from exhibit feeling a sense of "wow") 0-20 - Zoo's requested requirements/needs (0 - none of the zoo's requirements are met; 20 - all requirements are met and well designed into the exhibit) 0-20 - Write-up (0 no write-up present; 20 write-up well written, includes all needed information, presented clearly and succinctly) 0-20 Landscape design (0 no landscape information given; 20 - detailed information on existing plants and what will be planted in exhibits and in landscape/garden areas) 0-20 Interpretation/conservation (0 no interpretation or conservation message; 20 visitor leaves knowing more about West Africa, the animals there, why they should care about them, and what they can do) A map with some detailed information is provided. This is the layout that is to be used. Designs may be based on this layout and done by hand, or I can provide the file from SketchUp that I used to create the layout (PM me for details).