When you think about crabs, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Well, many might think of it as a food while others would imagine the ten-legged creature walking on a beach. But have you ever imagined a humongous crab standing tall as a building? Even if you haven’t, coming straight out of a nightmare, one such three-storey building in shape of a crab is now a reality.
The unusual building is a museum and is all set to open in Suzhou, in the Jiangsu Province in China next year. Work is still in progress but the visuals of the quirky architecture have been released by Chinese media and people are having mixed feeling about it.
The drone shots of the giant crab structure seem quite real, with hairy feet and ogling eyes, it’s quite creepy. The reason behind the concept is that the museum is being built on the shore of Yangcheng Lake, which is known for its tasty crabs. The lake sees a catch of more than 2,000 tonnes of Chinese mitten crabs, an autumn delicacy that has signature furry cuffs around their claws which look like mittens.
The building which will be used as a commercial complex, contains leisure and entertainment facilities, restaurants and stores, according to Zhao Jianlin, general manager with Baxieyuan Management Company, which is building the “super crab”, according to Chinese agency Xinhua.
To enter the stainless building, visitors will be expected to walk in through the mouth of the crab surpassing its big claws! Are you ready for such an expedition?