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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BIG, Panda House at Copenhagen Zoo

Adjacent to the grounds of Frederiksberg Palace is the Copenhagen Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest. Near the Elephant House, a work of Norman Foster, the Danish firm of Bjarke Ingels is building a home for two giant pandas expected to arrive from China in 2018. Given the solitary nature of these mammals, the project is inspired in the Taoist concepts of yin and yang, with separate enclosures for male and female in 1,250 square meters indoors and 1,200 in the open air. The vegetation and landscaping imitate the pandas’ natural environment in the wild. The undulations of the terrain define two levels. The ground floor features a restaurant from which visitors can watch the pandas and elephants while having a meal.
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