Interactive 3D Mall Map

An interactive 3D mall map concept with a sidebar search and pin indicators for every level.

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Today we’d like to share a little 3D experiment with you. The idea is to show a mall map with all its floors in perspective. Additionally, we have a search in a sidebar that allows to filter mall spaces. Once a floor is selected, we show some pins as indicators for the different stores/spaces. When clicking on a pin, we show some more details of that space. We’ve mostly used CSS trickery for this, applying transitions that will rotate and move the levels by adding or removing classes. The levels are represented by inline SVGs.

The responsiveness of this concept is powered by the viewport unit vmin which allows us to use the smallest viewport side for sizing our elements.

This concept can be applied to any kind of floor map actually; any building that has several floors and spaces could be an interesting use case for this.

Attention: This is a highly experimental proof-of-concept. 3D and viewport units support is needed for this to work.

For the filtering and ordering of the spaces list in the sidebar we are using List.js, a great library for adding search, sort, filters and flexibility to tables, lists and various HTML elements.

The following is the initial view of the mall:


When clicking on a level or when clicking on a space in the sidebar, the respective level opens and the pins show:


Clicking on a pin will open the details for that space:


We hope you enjoy this little experiment and find it inspiring!

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Mary Lou

ML is a freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. She studied Cognitive Science and Computational Logic and has a weakness for the smell of freshly ground peppercorns.

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  1. hello I really love this project, I want to apply on my website. But my knowledge of css and jquery is really small. Can you help me to modify it? I need five floors than 4 floors. Please help me!
    Thanks a lot.

  2. Hi, excellent work. Is it possible to apply it using a map of my town?
    Thank you for your answer

  3. Oh, this is great for a website map, and that’s what I am doing right now. Can anyone be more talented than the Codrops guys?

  4. First at all, I Apologize for my bad english, and excuse me , ¿what software you use to draw SVG the icons and the levels and take the coordinates and put them in html? or ¿how you do that?, any information is usefull, thank you in advance

  5. brillant, would be terrific to be able to modify the map with an easy way ? Any tips or hints ? thanks

  6. Hi!

    Thanks for sharing this project!

    How would it be possible to make it work on IE11+?


  7. Hey
    ma’am can you help me customize it how did you make the inner blocks and is there any framework you used

  8. nice Work!!! i really want to do something at least cloaser on that! where can i find more steps of this ‘tutorial’ plz? 😛