A series of binuclear palladium(II)-based self-assembled metallomacrocycles of Pd2L′2L2 type compositions were synthesized by complexation of an imidazole appended non-chelating bidentate ligand L with different cis-protected palladium(II) components (i.e. PdL′). The complexes [Pd2(en)2(L)2](NO3)4, 1, [Pd2(tmeda)2(L)2](NO3)4, 2, [Pd2(bpy)2(L)2](NO3)4, 3, and [Pd2(phen)2(L)2](NO3)4, 4 were characterized by NMR spectroscopy and their nuclearities were established with the help of ESI-MS. Solid state structures of the complexes 2, 3 and [Pd2(phen)2(L)2](OTf)4, 4′ were established by the single-crystal XRD technique. These metallomacrocycles could act as tectons for crystal engineering by using the available π-surface on their architectures. The crystal packing of these molecules revealed the importance of the π-surface on the ligand moiety as well as on the cis-protecting moiety. Utilization of the π-surfaces afforded 1D to 3D supramolecular networks in solid state. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.