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BIG announced Panda House design implementing Yin and Yang philosophy in circular shape at Copenhagen Zoo

Tinuku ~ Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) announced the Yin and Yang design for Panda House as an indoor-outdoor enclosure is circular and footpath follows the philosophy of Buddhist discs for the visitors. The building will be completed in 2018 at Copenhagen Zoo occupies an area of 2,450 square meters provide a variety of environments and separate rooms for male and female pandas.

Tinuku BIG announced Panda House design implementing Yin and Yang philosophy in circular shape at Copenhagen Zoo

Tinuku.com BIG announced Panda House design implementing Yin and Yang philosophy in circular shape at Copenhagen Zoo

www.Tinuku.com BIG announced Panda House design implementing Yin and Yang philosophy in circular shape at Copenhagen Zoo

BIG, a Danish architect firm, announced the Panda House design implements a symbol of Yin and Yang in a circular architecture and has two floors with accent corridor in 360 degrees. The ground floor provides access to the interior space to watch from the side and the top level a path to watch from above.

"Designing a home like to understand the essence, character and personality in the form of the building. In the case of two giant pandas, the unique nature of their solitary habitat requires two identical but separate, one for her and one for him," said Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG.

Mimics the layout of Yin and Yang symbols in Chinese culture represent the opposing forces but balanced in a circle. Hemisphere tilted up at both ends to create an undulating landscape on two floors. A bamboo forest and more dense forest to create panda habitat as closely as in the wild.

The project uses a budget of 150 million Krone to build circular construction sloping allow visitors can move to see the closed room on the ground floor and open areas for panoramic view from the top. Curved lines and undulating as a separator, the ground floor will also include restaurant where visitors will be able to watch the panda.

"Located in the heart of park, we have made access of 360 degrees," says Ingels.

Tinuku BIG announced Panda House design implementing Yin and Yang philosophy in circular shape at Copenhagen Zoo


Tinuku.com BIG announced Panda House design implementing Yin and Yang philosophy in circular shape at Copenhagen Zoo

www.Tinuku.com BIG announced Panda House design implementing Yin and Yang philosophy in circular shape at Copenhagen Zoo

Name: Panda House
Size: 2,450 sqm / 26,372 sqf
Project type: Commission
Client: Copenhagen zoo
Collaborators: Schønherr, MOE
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
Project leaders: Nanna Gyldholm Møller, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Kamilla Heskje
Team: Maja Czesnik, Pawel Bussold, Jinseok Jang, Gökce Günbulut, Christian Lopez, Luca Senise, Høgni Laksáfoss, Sofia Sofianou, Carlos Soria, Victor Bejenaru, Claus Rytter Bruun de Neergaard, Gabrielé Ubareviciute, Eskild Schack Pedersen, Richard Howis, Tore Banke, Tobias Hjortdal, Joos Jerne, Hanne Halvorsen, Tommy Bjørnstrup, Joanna Plizga
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