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 Lige, Belgium, “Mdiacit” 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.

Mdiacit Ron Arad via [archdaily], [inhabitat]

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