To prepare for the arrival of two giant pandas, Copenhagen Zoo asked BIG to create an enclosure for them. The layout and configuration seek to create ideal conditions for breeding. The architectural design of the enclosure mimics the Chinese yin-yang symbol which represents opposing but balanced forces in a circle. The Panda wooden figurine is available in two sizes. The upper body rotates and the arms and legs are movable.
Material walnut - maple and leather
Small H10 cm
Big H15 cm
The Bjarke Ingels Group, often referred to as BIG, is a group of architects, designers and builders based in Copenhagen and New York, which operates in the fields of architecture, urban planning, research and development. The studio is currently involved in a large number of projects in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. In 2016, BIG had over 400 employees from 25 countries.
Bjarke Ingels and Julien De Smedt created PLOT in Copenhagen in January 2001, at the heart of their architectural practice. Ingels created BIG in late 2005 after he and De Smedt shut down PLOT.
Over the next two years, BIG's projects included a waste-to-energy plant, which also serves as a ski slope in Copenhagen; the West 57th Street mixed-use tower in midtown Manhattan for Durst Fetner Residential; the National Art Gallery of Greenland in Nuuk; the Shenzhen Energy Company headquarters in Shenzhen; and the Kimball Art Center in Utah.