At the moment i am researching on how to capture and archive this building, because of the upcomming demolition. The old zoo, situated in the city of Emmen and now called the Rensenpark due to its former initiators, is turned into a public park.
The Biochron, where the story of the human evolution was told, is still visited by a lot of people because of the art galleries that are situated there, which my atelier is being part of. Over the past year I spoke with a lot of these visitors that came from various regions and also from Germany. They were always telling me about their fond memories on the old zoo, and also asking where to find the former garden of butterflies. So I took them to the back of my studio were you can still see the remains of this garden. Not a peticulairy pretty sight now, because it was left unattended, so all plants colored brown and are actually dead.
The local gouvernement has decided on the demolishing of the Biochron because of the bad state it is in. It will probably take place within a year. Instead there are plans for a new multi functional building and a wide entrance to the park.
I will not argue on this decision, but i think, that being a really big part of recent history, the Biochron in some way must get the place that it deserves. To be honest, I think it largely defines the actual identity of the city and in particularly its residents.