The Philadelphia Zoo recently broke ground on a restaurant development project dubbed Earth & Elm.
The 20,000-sq. ft., two-story LEED dining facility will feature 650 seats, a rooftop deck, green roof infrastructure, a glass-enclosed pavilion and multiple dining concepts.
Situated in the middle of the zoo next to the historic Treehouse, Earth & Elm will overlook a beautiful tree canopy and Bird Lake and feature a tall glass-enclosed dining pavilion, and outdoor wraparound terrace and a rooftop deck. The project is designed by Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects.
“Other design elements include polished concrete floors, glass and blackened steel complemented by warm-toned woods and a floating ceiling with pendant light fixtures. An overhanging green roof shades the outdoor terrace while providing a green surrounding for the upper roof deck,” according to a statement released by the Philadelphia Zoo.
Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2019.