The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2011 European Shopping Centre Awards. 11 shopping centers from nine countries across Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Turkey and the UK came away with recognitions.
"These centers are clear examples of the continued efforts of the retail and shopping center industry to thrive during recession."
Pehrsson added: "The trend for developing shopping centers as part of city center regeneration continues to revitalize sleeping towns and city centers. Another very strong trend for this year was the high number of successful refurbishment and redevelopment schemes, converting old shopping centers to modern meeting places for shopping and pleasure."
The Annual ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards are the most highly regarded such awards across Europe thanks to the expert jury assessing each finalist first hand, travelling thousands of kilometers across Europe in the process. It is this personal review from experienced industry professionals that makes the ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards the benchmark of industry quality and success.
ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards winners
New Developments Small
KOZZY, Istanbul, Turkey
Developer: Renaissance Development
Architect: Fehmi Kobal Design Mimarlik, Design Architect: 5+ Design
Mixed-use development on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, 200 meters from the Kozyatagi Bus Station, surrounded by high-density residential units. Kozzy features a 400-seat classic theater, 778-seat movie theater and an 828 m² Art Exhibition Center.
New Developments Medium
Kaufhaus Tyrol, Innsbruck, Austria
Developer: SIGNA Development AG
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects
Built on the site of the former Kaufhaus Tyrol, Kaufhaus Tyrol Shopping Centre integrates new and sustainable design and technology into a historic setting and looks more like a museum than a shopping mall.
New Developments Large
Loop5, Weiterstadt, Germany
Developer: Sonae Sierra / Foncière Euris
Architect: José Quintela - Sonae Sierra Chief Architect
Loop5 is one of the largest shopping centers in the region. Located close to Frankfurt Airport and the European Space Agency, the development's theme is aviation. Four corridors are connected by an oval walkway showcasing a history of aviation.
SouthGate, Bath, United Kingdom
Developer: Multi Corporation and Aviva Investors in JV
The Exchange due to open in September (IE)