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KUAN Architects Unveil Design for “The Antique Fish” Shopping Center in China

KUAN Architects Unveil Design for “The Antique Fish” Shopping Center in China
KUAN Architects Unveil Design for “The Antique Fish” Shopping Center in China , Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects

KUAN Architects (UCD) have unveiled their design for The Antique Fish, a shopping center, and the first large-scale commercial construction in Qinshui, a developing city in the Shanxi Province in China.

Located at the crossing of two rivers and surrounded by mountains, the project is designed to mimic its surroundings, as well as traditional Chinese art, taking on a long, fish-like shape and using traditional materials such as blue stones, green tiles, white jade, and wood.

Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects

The building is divided into three levels, with the ground level separated into cubes for individual shops. Above, a transparent, spine-like walkway comprises the second floor, which culminates in an open café at the west end that looks out onto the town’s distinct “Shanshui” landscape. With a looser layout, the top floor more sporadically resembles the forms of traditional Shanxi houses.

Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects

The west façade opens onto the town’s public square, with green spaces and traditional paving organized around an ancient tree where people can come together to relax in a peaceful environment.

The project will be completed in the fall of 2016. Explore more pictures below, and learn more here.

News via KUAN Architects (UCD).

  • Architects

  • Design Team

    Kuan Wang, Dongchun Wang, Lan Hai, Ding Ma, Meng Wang, Ming Liu, Xiaohe Yu,Jiahui Li, Xiaobin Yin
  • Area

    20500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "KUAN Architects Unveil Design for “The Antique Fish” Shopping Center in China " 10 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769908/kuan-architects-unveil-design-for-the-antique-fish-shopping-center-in-china/> ISSN 0719-8884
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