The design team at Kuan Architects is making the most of an oddly shaped plot of land.
The Chinese firm designed a mall in Qinshui, a city in China’s Shanxi province, that will fit within the 250x30-meter dimensions surrounded by parallel roads and two converging rivers.
According to Designboom, the stepped, two-level, glass-covered venue is appropriately titled "Antique Fish." Traditional Chinese art, like the Wunderkammer design, is incorporated into the mall's design.
The building rises from east to west, in part, to attract visitors from a nearby water park to the east. Its second-story gallery is above the lower level shopping center, where retail spaces are located on the building's "spine," as it's known.
The 20,500-sm mall is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2016.