Modern Architecture: Winding Spine Mall (10 photos)

There certainly isn't a shortage of shapes and sizes in this shopping mall designed by Ron Arad Architects. Located near Santiago Calatrava's high speed rail station in Liège, Belgium, "Médiacité" has a 1150 foot (350 meter) long winding spine that connects two mall buildings together.

Constructed from a complex network of steel roof ribs that undulate and arch over the mall’s main pathway, the mall’s spine gets natural sunlight through a translucent material. At the end of the building, the roof curves down and transforms into the facade of the building, which also serves as a rain screen.

Ron Arad

via [archdaily], [inhabitat]

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Comment by Amy Wong on November 3, 2010 at 6:59pm
Gorgeous interior!
Comment by Annie on November 3, 2010 at 11:43am
I want to go shopping there!!!
Comment by Visnja V on November 2, 2010 at 2:59pm
Yes, I saw It yesterday ... LOVE IT :)
Comment by Reian Thomas on November 2, 2010 at 11:47am
That looks amazing! Like "OMG I wanna shop there but I don't have the cash to!" AMAZING!

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