Everland Resort Panda World

Early on in the design process we consulted with fifteen international panda experts in order to gather as much information as possible on the giant pandas. Because the animals are particularly sensitive, the show house had to be designed to provide enough shade and the animal dens were situated on a separate foundation to reduce vibration and noise.
The solitary animals are kept apart except for a few days a year. To facilitate contact, each enclosure at Panda World features two trees for climbing, allowing the animals to view one another.
South Korea is the fourteenth country China has greatly honoured by loaning it a panda pair. Including the immersive environment of Lost Valley, Panda World is the second project we’ve realized at the destination Everland Resort.


Client: Everland Resort
Project: Panda World
Services: Architecture und Landscape Architecture (Concept Design – Design Development)
Planning time: ca. 9/2014 – 2/2015
Construction period: ca. 2/2015 – 2/2016
Opening date: April 21st 2016
Overall planning area: 7414 m2
Gross floor area: 3000 m2
Construction cost: ca. 18 Mio USD