The floor of the panda house has been laid and construction has already begun on the visitors’ bridge. Now, from the air, we can also make out an oval-shaped concrete foundation next to the building. Soon, this is where visitors will be able to sit and watch the male panda – as it will form the base of one of the two seating areas in the Panda Plaza.
It’s all starting to take shape: whereas up to now all work at the Panda Garden construction site has been carried out on or below ground level, we are now starting to see some vertical progress. The first walls, for example, are starting to get off the ground.
In another corner of the construction site, work is beginning on the Chinese Pavilion. A concrete circle marks the spot where visitors will eventually be able to gaze into the female panda habitat, immersed in an oriental ambience.