The construction of the Polar Bear Exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo consisted of demolition of an existing building and utilities. New construction included an animal holding building, viewing building, and outdoor shade canopy. The pool was built with a view of the underwater activities of the polar bears. The viewing building, and below pool level of the exhibit, is constructed of concrete bearing wall and wood stud framing. It includes heavy timber roof trusses and structural wood decking, with a vegetated green roof and seating area. The life support building includes water purification and ozone treatment of the fresh water exhibit pool. It is constructed of load bearing concrete and CMU walls with steel joist roof structure. The outdoor exhibit area is constructed of themed shotcrete simulated rockwork structures and shotcrete exhibit floor. This area includes a fresh water pool chilled and tempered for the polar bears. The exhibit contains animal enrichment features of grass and play areas for the polar bears.