Heller & Metzger in Washington, DC

Asia Trail, National Zoological Park

Washington, DC / Chatelain Architects p.c.

The National Zoo’s Asia Trail is comprised of a series of exhibits that are home to seven Asian species: giant pandas, red pandas, Asian small-clawed otters, clouded leopards, fishing cats, a Japanese giant salamander, and sloth bears. The specifications included requirements for vegetated roofs, laminated glass around the animal exhibits, and quartzite veneer stone walls to match the existing stone cladding at the adjoining Panda House.