Today, the tarpaulin was removed from the Christo-esque “wrapped” building to reveal the shell of the panda house. With bricklaying work complete, the building could shed its protective cover. But it is currently still open-top – now it’s time for the roof, which will be gradually constructed and concreted over the next fortnight.
The concrete floor of the pavilion has also now been poured. As concrete is prone to damage if it cools too quickly, the floor is currently covered with mats to protect it from the winter temperatures.