Congo Gorilla Forest and Environmental Education Center


Client: Wildlife Conservation Society

Humans on the inside come face to face through full-height windows with gorillas on the outside in this literal replication of a rainforest at the Bronx Zoo. The Congo Gorilla Forest design breaks down barriers between the viewer and the viewed in an effort to inspire advocacy on behalf of the endangered gorillas and the rainforests, which they inhabit.

Contact: David Paul Helpern,
Helpern Architects,
(212) 505-2025;

Designers: Helpern Architects, Wildlife Conservation Society, Jolly Miller, Mahler Architectural Consultants and Hayden McKay Lighting Design