B A T C O N D O at Pinecrest Gardens
A sculptural nesting structure composed of individual elements intended for the endangered Bonneted bat colonies. Inspired by its setting, the Bat Condo is reminiscent of an abstracted tree silhouette, causing it to blend into the garden environment.
The nesting sculpture is made of multiple bat condominiums connected together in a tower-like structure and gathered into a collective stem. Each condo is designed to house a complete bat family, from young pairs to larger family units consisting of multiple females and offsprings.
The strategic placement of the tower puts it within a clear path of the garden lake where an abundance of insects and easy access encourage feeding time.
Collaboration with ZOO Miami’s Bat Lab resulted in audio confirmation of bat activity on the site.