If you’re planning a trip to Russa in around three years or so, you miiiiiiiight want to carve out some time in between the borscht and the vodka (if you can manage) to check this place out.
Okay, so this zoo, designed by French architects Beckmann N’Thépé (with landscaping by TN PLUS), isn’t a precise facsimile of our ancestors’ crusty old Supercontinent. As the press write-up tells it, it’s “an attempt to recreate the illusion of a reunited Pangea” within the walls of a sprawling, 300-hectare “zoological park”-cum-architectural playground on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg. The project is expected to start construction shortly. Elevator pitch: Jurassic Park meets Buckminster Fuller.