Find in the news:
BY COUNTRY

Abandoned Taiwanese mall turned into a lagoon



Dutch studio MVRDV has transformed an abandoned shopping center in Taiwan into an unusual public space.
tainan-springs-mvrdv

The empty China-Town mall was transformed into a lagoon, with sandy shores and local thickets plants. The old mall has been built in Taiwan, the fourth largest city after Taipei, the capital of the peninsula state, in 1983. The renovation was realized as part of a master plan to rejuvenate the area.

According to Vini Maas, founder of MVRDV, the idea of transforming an abandoned mall was inspired by the jungle and lagoons that once covered the entire surface of the island. The resulting new formation will be called Tainan Spring. The "lagoon" basis will be a former parking lot, located below the surrounding former mall streets.

tainan-springs-mvrdv

The structure has been converted into a public swimming pool, where the water level will change depending on the season. Thus, during the rainy season, it will rise, and in the dry season, the fogging system will work. Plants planted anywhere will grow with time and turn into a miniature jungle, with children playing in it. It is expected to take 2-3 years.

"Tainan is a very gray city," Maas said. It just needs those green-breathing islets of nature.

tainan-springs-mvrdv

According to the developers of the project, the overhaul will demonstrate how empty shopping facilities can be turned into unusual public places, which could be very useful against the background of the growing popularity of online stores and buyers' declining interest in large shopping centers.

Tainan Spring is one of two projects that MVRDV plans to complete in Tainan this year. The second project is a public market, which will also be generously decorated with vegetation.

Photo credit Daria Scagliola.

More about shopping malls in Taiwan



DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, USA:
U.S. company Macerich is changing the rules for short-term rentals.
DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, USA:
The White House issued a statement warning citizens about possible food supply disruptions.
Oct 13, 2021, France:
No deal of the century: Auchan rejected the purchase of Carrefour
Oct 13, 2021, Turkey:
The exterior of the new Apple Store was designed with the help of Turkish illustrator Murat Palta.
Oct 12, 2021, Netherlands:
By the end of the year, it will open 22 stores in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States.
Oct 12, 2021, Singapore:
The new restrictions will take effect October 13, 2021, Singapore Health Minister On Ye Khun said.
Friend
and Follow
Mall of Tripla GLA:914 932 SF
ADDRESS: Veturitie 13
Finland . Helsinki
Mall of Tripla
Mall of Scandinavia GLA:1 087 155 SF
ADDRESS: Evenemangsgatan 11 169 56 Solna
Sweden . Stockholm
Mall of Scandinavia
Silesia City Centre GLA:699 654 SF
ADDRESS: Chorzowska 107
Poland . Katowice
Silesia City Centre
FAN Mallorca Shopping GLA:592 015 SF
ADDRESS: C/ Cardenal Rossel, S/N. 07007 Palma de Mallorca
Spain . Palma
FAN Mallorca Shopping


Edit text

Dear visitor!
If You wish to add appropriate information to this description, please make changes in the text below and they will take effect after being verified by Malls.com administrator.

SAVE CHANGES
ADD PHOTO

Dear visitor!
If you desire to add more photos to this description, please upload them and they will appear on the page after being verified by Malls.com administrator.

CHOOSE PHOTOS
SAVE CHANGES
Sign in Malls.com
Sign in please, if you already have an account

Registration



Error filling
Error filling
Error filling
Error filling
Thank you!
You will receive e-mail with registration data shortly. In email you'll find link, confirm your account by clicking on it, please.

Malls.com Team
Thank you for message!
In the near future you will be contacted the manager
for further details.

Malls.com Team
Good mall, bro!
In the near future you will be contacted the manager
for further details.

Malls.com Team
We are dissatisfied with you :-(
In the near future you will be contacted the manager
for further details.

Malls.com Team

Write to us