An unused shopping mall in Tainan, southern Taiwan, has been transformed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV into a public water park with a paddling pool. Photo: Daria Scagliola

How a ‘dead mall’ in Taiwan was transformed into a public water park, complete with its own paddling pool

  • Dutch architecture firm MVRDV turned a disused shopping centre into an urban lagoon called Tainan Spring, using its old concrete foundations
  • If the coronavirus pandemic accelerates the ‘retail apocalypse’, malls made redundant will be ripe for creative resurrection
Topic |   Architecture and design
An unused shopping mall in Tainan, southern Taiwan, has been transformed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV into a public water park with a paddling pool. Photo: Daria Scagliola
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