Pavilions that are designed to create an immersive experience of exploration and discovery
EID Architecture creates four Panda Pavilions as an extension of Chengdu National Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center in China.
Organized around four open-air circular courtyards that serve as outdoor playgrounds while providing a harmonious connection with nature – EID Architecture brilliantly designs four ‘Panda Pavilions’ as an extension of Chengdu National Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center, China.
Aimed at – educating, entertaining and inspiring a diverse audience from across the globe – the Panda Pavilions effortlessly brings a unique cultural experience that seamlessly blends education, art and entertainment together.
Devoted to fostering a cross-disciplinary collaboration as a care center, it’s a – research lab to house and study the pandas’ behaviors and activities as well as serves the community for educational and recreational purposes, while attracting millions of panda lovers to visit the campus annually.
Located at the Chengdu National Giant Panda Research Base, the Panda Pavilions take form in the primitive geometry of a circle.
Nestling in the wilderness, these biophilic houses embrace their natural surroundings – integrating themselves with the topography of the national park.
“The design of the Panda Pavilions is a convergence of landscape, architecture, and land art. While the project provides a pedestrian friendly navigation experience for visitors – it prioritizes an animal-friendly environment to minimize the alienation of ecology” says Ping Jiang, Design Principal EID Architecture.
Inspired by the natural landscape of Chengdu’s prairies, these pavilions are intended as a fusion of architecture and landscape and are designed to create an immersive experience of exploration and discovery for the visitors.
Its conceptual, minimalistic facades skillfully feature pressure-treated cedar wood panels and cast-in-place concrete walls.
Additionally – the buildings are further equipped with water nozzles around the pavilions to create a fine mist for panda friendly temperature and humidity.