Naturoscope, by Vigoga

Welcome to Naturoscope,
Nature up close...


Located on the outskirts of the town of Poitiers, in central France, Naturoscope was born with the aim of becoming a reference for a new zoo model according to the 21st century. The maximum expressions of contemporary architecture are blurred in a park where nature is the main protagonist. A park that proposes a tour around the world to discover its bioclimatic regions and the species that inhabit them.

Come to Naturoscope and discover the natural world in all its magnitude.

Updates coming every week!

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#1 The main entrance


It's Saturday and, as usual, many families in Poitiers and other villages in France have decided to spend the day visiting Naturoscope.

The main entrance to the park is directly connected to a small two-lane road, split in two by a central roundabout. This roundabout, characterized by a sculpture of an American bison designed by a renowned local artist, gives access to a parking area of very recent construction. So recent, it's not even in use yet!


Until the new access roads are fully operational (and the bus service is running), visitors can reach the zoo from the main pedestrian avenue, or from smaller concrete pathways that cross the parking area.


With a contemporary and minimalist design, the entrance to Naturoscope only stands out for the vivid colors of the park logo, a logo full of meaning that perfectly combines the characteristics that make Naturoscope a unique zoo. Don't worry, you'll understand why soon.


This building has multiple windows for ticket selling and an information booth where visitors can make inquiries about their visit to Naturoscope, the club members, among other things.


As can be seen in the picture above, not far from the entrance to Naturoscope are two large white modern buildings very similar to each other. They are not part of the zoo, but of the University of Poitiers. They are the "Campus Zoo" buildings U¹ and U², the new headquarters of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.


Built at the same time as Naturoscope, the "Campus Zoo" was created with the aim of offering the opportunity to convert Naturoscope's zoological and botanical facilities into new and unique learning classrooms and alive labs in which to investigate a wide variety of scientific fields.


In the next update we will cross the gates of Naturoscope to discover its most remarkable architectural jewel and more interesting details! Do not miss it!

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