It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.
Director - Grant Associates
Date posted: 05/11/09
Batlle & Roig Architects’ Cages For Macaws in The Palm Grove of the Barcelona Zoo was given the award in the display category. The solution to the problem of housing the macaws on a temporary basis devised by this firm was deemed not only especially appropriate, but also innovative and poetic. Drawing its inspiration from traditional birdcage forms, this solution meets the macaws’ opposing needs for social interaction and dark seclusion through innovative use of tubular frames, wood and screening. The effect is heightened by their disposition as ´a village of cages´. Interestingly, this was one of two impressive aviary projects that were shortlisted in this category.