Webdesign & development

Antwerp ZOO

Antwerp ZOO is one of the oldest in the country. Its old and mostly classified buildings are carefully being restored, one by one. New and fresh-looking websites fit in perfectly with this renovation.  

Antwerp ZOO is one of the oldest in the country. Its old and mostly classified buildings are carefully being restored, one by one. New and fresh-looking websites fit in perfectly with this renovation.  

In touch with the animals

Why go to Antwerp ZOO? To get as close to the exotic animals as you possibly can! This is now perfectly reflected on their website as well. The use of large photos as background images gives the impression that you can almost touch the animals from where you're standing. Exactly the feeling they wanted to bring across.

The back-end is completely built in Drupal, which makes the website easily adaptable and maintainable. Backgrounds can be changed quickly and as frequently as needed. The opening times are neatly displayed with room to include exceptions.

The entire site is responsive and loads very quickly. Thanks to clever widgets, the user gets a clean and clear overview of what he can expect to find at Antwerp ZOO.

One big family

Next to Antwerp ZOO, our client KMDA also owns Planckendael Zoo, the Serpentarium in Blankenberge (reptiles and the like), Natural Reserve De Zegge in Geel, its own 'Center for Research and Conservation' (CRC) and a congress and concert center with multiple halls and auditoriums (e.g. Queen Elisabeth Hall).

New site for Planckendael

After building a brand new site for Antwerp ZOO, it was time to make one for its tough 'big brother' Planckendael. Here, it's all about discovering the wild animals in their natural habitat, on a journey around the world. Which is clearly reflected in the design. Again, we built a responsive site that also works on both iPhone and iPad.

The use of widgets is very consistent with Antwerp ZOO's site because, well, they are part of the same family. The site immediately tells you what to expect on the day of your visit and remains user-friendly throughout the entire site.