13 October 2011 – 20 January 2012
A project conceived by artist Fritz Haeg which turned Arup’s exhibition space into a design consultancy for urban wildlife.
The Animal Estates London HQ was developed by Fritz Haeg with designers Abäke and a team of volunteers. It provided a place for activists, architects, artists, city-dwellers, designers, engineers, homeowners, and planners to research, discuss, plan, develop, and present initiatives to accommodate native London ‘animal clients’.
The space featured areas for the evolving display of estate prototypes, work stations about each of the 11 native London animal clients, a conference room for meetings and presentations, a resource library, and a place to consult with local urban wildlife experts. Animal Estates was open to all who were interested in participating, including Arup’ s Environmental Consulting Group which was able to explore design strategies relevant to the protection of endangered urban species.