The Panda Pavilion at the Beijing Zoo was built in 1990 as a gift project for the 11th Asian Games. With its unique shape, the pavilion was selected as one of the "Top Ten Buildings in Beijing" and the "Beijing Quality Building" for that year. However, the Panda Pavilion was actually of very poor quality and began to leak after ten years of use.
The Panda Pavilion covers a total area of 10,000 m², with a construction area of 1,452 m². The main building is in the shape of a coiled bamboo section, with 11 semi-circular arches distributed along the direction of the bamboo section, symbolizing the 11th Asian Games. The southeast side is the visitor entrance to the pavilion, and the northwest side is the exit to the outdoor activity field. There are three public exhibition rooms indoors. Twelve large glass and steel balls are suspended from the top of the visiting hall to adjust the acoustics of the room. The functional blocks include isolation room, treatment room, feed room, fresh bamboo storage room, delivery room, feed making room, TV monitoring room, etc., all located in the semi-underground.
The outdoor activity area of the panda is naturally undulating, with wooden perches and play facilities. The greenery around the panda house is mainly bamboo. The walkway leading to the panda house is decorated with black and white cobblestones.