Stonnington Animal Pound surrounded by bushes

Stonnington Animal Pound Project | Ancbook 2011

Architecture Matters sought to negotiate the contrasting hard-edged urban and idyllic parkland settings surrounding the Stonnington Animal Pound site, responding to the contemporary architecture of the existing Pound building and adjacent Stonnington Depot complex, whilst meeting the projected requirements for sustainably housing the municipalities’ growing population of lost and abandoned cats in ‘best-practice’ accommodation.

cat inside the vet ward

The dynamic-entry screen foils speak directly to the Depot’s nearby road-screens in a gesture towards creating an identifiably unified civic precinct, albeit one with relatively unglamorous use.

The new screens also better signify the building entry whilst also providing a filtered outlook into and out of the cats’ outdoor play enclosures.

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