Baba Dioum
Senegalese Author

In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.

Three companies

One spirit

Drs Koen Brouwer
Zoo Management

Gonzalo Fernández Hoyo
Zoo & Aquarium design

The Logical Zoo

Miguel Ángel Mayo
Fine Arts
Zoographical design



Animal Husbandry

Animal Enrichment

Exhibit Management

Exhibit Horticulture

Animal Collection Planning

Ethical Animal Acquisition

Animal Import Procedures

Animal Transport Logistics


Zoo Operation & Strategy Plan

Zoo Staffing and Training Plan

Education Plan

Conservation Plan

Sustainability Plan

Communication & Social Media Plan

Zoo Photography

EAZA membership Accreditation
and Re-accreditation guidance


Master Plan

Concept Design

Exhibit Design

Visitor Facilities Design

Service Area Design

Landscape Design

Construction Project

Theming Project


Brand Identity

Style Guide

Visitor Routing


Interpretive Centres and Trails

Educational Content

Digital Media

Industrial Design

Worldwide Experience


Atlantis Aquarium – Arroyomolinos
Bioparc – Valencia
Bioparc – Fuengirola
Las Águilas del Teide – Tenerife
Marcelle Natureza – Lugo
Océano – Ibiza
Oceanogràfic – Valencia
Selwo Marina – Benalmádena
Selwo Aventura – Estepona
Terra Natura – Benidorm
Zooaquarium – Madrid


Marineland – Antibes
Zooparc de Beauval – Saint Aignan



Zoo Frankfurt – Frankfurt am Main


Artis Zoo – Amsterdam
EAZA – European Association of Zoos and Aquaria



Parco Michelotti – Torino
Zoom Torino – Cumiana



Attica Zoo – Athens



Old and New Zoo – Bucharest



Kyiv Zoo – Kiev


Qabala Zoo – Qabala



Al Wabra Wildlife Cons. – Al Wabra



Al Qurum – Kalba
Sharjah Safari – Al Dhaid



Chiang Mai Zoo – Chiang Mai



Irbil Zoo – Irbil


Ankara Zoo – Ankara
Bursa Zoo – Bursa
Bilecik Zoo – Bilecik
Eskisehir Zoo – Eskisehir
Faruk Yalçın Zoo – Darica
Kartepe Zoo – Kocaeli



Ain Sbaa Zoo – Casablanca



Giza Zoo – Cairo

Latest project: Sharjah Safari UAE

After 7 years of careful planning, design and construction, Sharjah Safari was officially opened on 17 February 2022. Covering 800 ha, this is arguably the world’s largest African-themed wild animal park outside of Africa.

ONE ZOO PLUS companies have been the major leading design and consultancy firms involved in the creation of Sharjah Safari. It all started in 2015 with the Concept Design and Masterplan for an ambitious landscape immersion visitor experience in the form of a recreation of various African biomes linked to the mature acacia woodlands of Sharjah’s Al Dhaid region.

In the following years, ONE ZOO PLUS produced the various Schematic Designs for the animal exhibits, visitor facilities and service areas. Specific Detailed Designs were produced for important components such as life support systems, African architecture as well as theming and landscape recreation of the animal exhibits.

ONE ZOO PLUS is also responsible for the Graphic Design that produced the iconic Logo and Style Guide, as well as the Educational Signage and contents of the various Interpretive Centres.

Park designed from Concept and Master Plan to Logo, exhibits, Interpretive Centres and Signage; definition and creation of the Park’s exhibition narrative and content.

Park designed from Concept and Master Plan to Logo, exhibits, Interpretive Centres and Signage; definition and creation of the Park’s exhibition narrative and content.

On top of the high rocks of the Simba Kopje, the lions spot their prey grazing on the Savanna plains below. Visitors can follow the lions’ footprints on the path to explore their habitat.

Park designed from Concept and Master Plan to Logo, exhibits, Interpretive Centres and Signage; definition and creation of the Park’s exhibition narrative and content.

Park designed from Concept and Master Plan to Logo, exhibits, Interpretive Centres and Signage; definition and creation of the Park’s exhibition narrative and content.

A unique and symbolic landmark welcomes the visitors into the park: an ancient baobab tree. The design of this landmark was carefully planned using sketches, models, and 3D designs.

Park designed from Concept and Master Plan to Logo, exhibits, Interpretive Centres and Signage; definition and creation of the Park’s exhibition narrative and content.

As in the historic trade routes, Zanzibar is the first stop of the journey to Africa from the Arabian peninsula. Visitors can meander along its bustling streets in a unique, carefully planned immersive experience.

Other Recent Projects

Concept Plan

Zoo Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany


One of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious zoological institutions is renovating some of its most dated areas as part of its “Zookunft 2030” strategy. The Concept Plan focuses on developing Zoo Frankfurt into a truly zoo-based conservation organization that is a strong partner for its founder organization, the Frankfurt Zoological Society.


Three main themed areas have been proposed, re-creating various biomes of the Amazon basin, the European wetlands and the African forests and savannahs. These areas will showcase some of the ongoing in situ conservation projects of the Frankfurt Zoological Society, while interpretive centres and trails will engage visitors and highlight conservation in action. Modern, spacious, new indoor immersive tropical biome areas will benefit the visitors, animals and keepers all, particularly during the colder months of the year. The zoo’s collection of charismatic large African fauna will enjoy new, naturalistic winter quarters re-creating their natural habitats.

Serengeti Savannah

Zoom Torino

Cumiana, Italy


Landscape immersion exhibit design has been applied to this mixed-species savannah exhibit. Visitors will be immersed on an African grasslands experience, meandering through rolling grassy hills and dry river beds.


Special attention has been given to grass management, so that grazing herbivores on green fields coexist in this habitat, reflecting the grassland biome. An artificial baobab tree dominates the landscape. Viewing points towards the Alps, allow for this mountain backdrop to serve as borrowed landscape, reminiscent of the Rift Valley in Eastern Africa.

Interactive Interpretation

Atlantis Aquarium

Arroyomolinos, Spain


Digital and haptic graphic information, conveyed via tactile screens and video projections, greatly enhances the attractiveness of the educational information. Quality interactive experience may become one of the highlights for aquarium visitors.

Albufera Concept


Valencia, Spain


Europe’s largest aquarium, Oceanogràfic combines marine exhibits with spectacular contemporary architecture. Félix Candela’s iconic hyperbolicparaboloid cupulas were initially surrounded by sterile, mirror lakes.


The need to reorganize part of the animal collection and to create a more natural environment led to develop a Concept in which those lakes were turned into a recreation of the various biomes from the nearby Albufera Natural Park. This important wetland, a transition between dry land and the Mediterranean Sea, becomes a new immersive experience in Oceanogràfic, and a dramatic introduction to water habitats, a prelude to the aquarium’s marine exhibits.

Master Plan

Faruk Yalçin Zoo

Darica, Turkey


One of Turkey’s leading zoological parks, Faruk Yalçin Zoo has grown over decades of random development, like many other such institutions. The Master Plan sets the guidelines for its future development on a more orderly way.


The collection will be arranged by zoo-geographic biomes, presenting animals as part of a more complex eco-system. New exhibits will follow the landscape immersion principles, becoming more engaging for visitors. A clever use of the existing sloped terrain will help create canyons, gorges and waterfalls to enrich the visitor experience. A special area has been set aside to showcase Turkey’s rich biodiversity on an attractive way.


Zoom Torino

Cumiana, Italy


An island on an existing lake was created and modelled to present some landscapes of the Madagascar, itself and island on the Indian Ocean. Talented artists have recreated the karstic rock formations of the Ankarana “Tsingy”, and two stately baobab trees, replicas of the island species Adansonia grandidieri. This is the attractive setting for a unique encounter, as visitors will walk amongst free-ranging lemurs on a guided tour. The conservation awareness message is emphasized with an interpretive center focusing on the challenges to preserve Madagascar’s unique biodiversity.

Style Guide

ZooAquarium Madrid

Madrid, Spain


Built in the early 1970s with brutalist architecture, Madrid Zooaquarium has evolved over the years trying to adapt its original raw concrete buildings and landscapes to the evolving zoo world, making its exhibits more adequate to improved animal management, and trying to adapt to the changing public perception. The result is an eclectic array of architectural, landscaping and signage that has a negative effect over the visitor experience.


The style guide sets the principles to address all this issues on a harmonious way, presenting styles and solutions to help better integrate the protected architecture with its beautiful location in Casa de Campo, trying to balance the grey concrete with the green and brown colours of the Mediterranean forest setting.



Ibiza, Spain


This conceptual proposal sets an entirely new definition of marine experience park. True to the landscape immersion principles, visitors will be able to literally plunge into and explore various marine habitats, swimming and diving amongst the fish. The park will be strongly focused on the Mediterranean Sea habitats, and will have a Conservation Center focusing on the preservation of the marine biomes.

Static Interpretation

Atlantis Aquarium

Arroyomolinos, Spain


Aquarium signage is quite a challenge. The many fish species that share each tank exhibit are difficult to identify and the dim light often makes traditional signage difficult to appreciate by visitors and to integrate within the experience. On this new aquarium we aimed at creating a graphic style that was both informative and engaging, and appear as a harmonious extension of the exhibit itself.