A BIG collaboration

In occasion of the arrival of two giant pandas, Copenhagen Zoo asked BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group to create the home for them.


The configuration seek to create ideal mating conditions. The layout mimics the Chinese yin-yang symbol that represents opposite but balanced forces within a circle.

As the result of a tight collaboration with BIG, we welcome a new family member: Panda. Two ‘drop’ shapes, clear and simple geometry: those are the key characteristics of the BIG-designed wooden figure.


Each Panda begins as simple blocks of maple and walnut wood, combined to create the right pattern of colours. Panda takes its shape in a process involving multiple stages and several dedicated craftsmen with in-depth knowledge and skills, with whom we work closely.


Panda is available in two sizes: small and large. The upper body rotates on the lower body and the arms and legs are movable.

Head to our webshop to find out more.

Photography: BIG/ ARCHITECTMADE / Valeria Granillo


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