Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia with abundant nature that consists of rows of mountains and deserts. The design site is located between the south tip of the central city of Ulaanbaatar and the departure point of the other cities. Thus, its location is at the right front of the national park under development and behind the site are well developed residential towns. Given condition of the site offers vastly great views to the national park and mountains as well as the view towards the central city.
Our design began to create the connection on this fine location to the surroundings. We explore how we could bring the architectural language from neighbor and its environment. Our attention was simply drawn into various curvature forms from mountain, sand dune, Yurt (traditional house), clothes and animals like horse and camel, etc. Forms of curves have been existed in nature and we were able to see more clearly in Mongolia due to people’s life close to nature. Wind force creates curves on sand dunes. Horse shoe forms a curve as if it is to offer better sprint. Camel's hump may be formed for people to sit on it. Cone space made from Yurt is to sustain the heat to warm the space. These curves, for it is made from intangible forces, are changed into our tangible substances to design. We call it as Mongolian Flows to use for our architectural language to create the new shopping center for Kids and Families.