Location: Columbus, OH
We updated our elephant shade canopy design - both its aesthetic and structure. The first version, which you can find installed at Maryland Zoo, features a round timber roof on partially timber-wrapped steel columns. This structure gives the elephants a break from the sun while allowing the public continuous views as the elephants relax in the shade. For the Columbus Zoo, we updated this design to feature round timber beams and rafters with fully-wrapped engineered steel support columns. Let us know if your elephants, giraffes, or other animals need a shady canopy to rest.