Channels
× Select City
×
×
×
Arts, News

500 giant pandas are taking over the atrium at Aberdeen Centre mall (PHOTOS)

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Kenneth Chan Jun 27, 2018 12:55 pm 5,526

Metro Vancouver’s shopping malls seem to have one consistent experiential theme this year: the mass display of giant panda bear art exhibits.

As it turns out, Aberdeen Centre in Richmond has also turned its main atrium into a so-called ‘Pandaland.’ The site features a massive exhibition of pandas, including a family of giant origami pandas ranging from 3 ft to 10 ft tall, and 500 fuzzy plush versions of the black and white bears.

A post shared by Rocky Chan (@rckchan22) on

Photos posted onto Instagram show the atrium converted into a panda ‘habitat’, with turf, large boulders, and fake bamboo plants taking over the area next to the water fountain.

Pandaland is scheduled to run for more than two months from Saturday, June 30 to Monday, September 3, but panda lovers can already take a sneak peek before the Canada Day long weekend as the exhibit is already largely set up.

A post shared by Farris Chau (@farechau) on

Aberdeen Centre’s exhibition should not be confused for the upcoming month-long 1600+ Pandas World Tour exhibition at Metropolis at Metrotown, which features 888 hand-crafted papier-mâché giant pandas by French artist Paulo Grangeon. This exhibition benefiting the World Wildlife Fund has been showcased in over 100 locations around the world, and the upcoming exhibition at Metrotown will be its first appearance in North America.

Pandaland 2018 at Aberdeen Centre

Where: Central Atrium at Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

When: Saturday, June 30 to Monday, September 3, 2018

A post shared by Rhiannon Carter (@rhirhicarter) on

A post shared by Amber/千秋/빈 (@amberse76) on

A post shared by Que (@dearquenne) on

A post shared by T (@yingyang021) on

A post shared by Cobalt Theory (@cobalttheory) on

See also

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.