60,000 m² MAKRUM to be the biggest shopping center in Bydgoszcz (PL)

Makrum will be the largest shopping and entertainment center in Bydgoszcz, with a total lease area of 60,000 m² (GLA) with 1,900 car parking spaces. The building, whose commissioning is scheduled for 2013, will be erected at the crossing of Kamienna and Suùkowskiego Streets, at one of the most important routes leading in the north-south and east-west directions.


The two-level gallery will offer 180 shops.

Makrum will be the first modern commercial facility in this area of the city. In 10 minutes, more than 190 thousand inhabitants may reach the center by car and almost 350 thousand can get to the centre within 30 minutes. The location of investment at the main transport routes and well-developed public transport will enable comfortable access to the center from every district of Bydgoszcz. The location is distinguished by convenient access for residents of the northern areas of the city and neighboring municipalities, where modern housing estates have been constructed for a few years and where there is no commercial centre. Streets neighboring with the investment lead to the planned University Route, which will link the city with a new bridge over the Brda River, whose construction will be completed in 2012.

A Rich Offer
Makrum Customers will benefit from a wide range of commercial galleries, a food hypermarket and a retail park with the offer of DIY, furniture stores and interior design stores. On more than 30 000 m² of the two-level gallery there will be 180 shops, including shops offering well-known national and international brands in all categories. Retail space will be complemented by the retail park offering home furnishings and interior decorations. The creators of the centre aimed to create a friendly, yet impressive shopping site complemented by recreational-leisure space with five cinemas, which will respond to the needs of Bydgoszcz and its neighboring municipalities' inhabitants. Rich gastronomic offer, attractively arranged restaurant and cafe gardens will create a unique place for meeting family and friends. King Sturge will be responsible for commercialization.

The Original Architecture
The architectural concept of Makrum, created by the renowned architectural studio J.S.K. Architekci, takes under consideration the post-industrial character of the place (genius loci) on the one hand, and modern, multifunctional space requirements on the other. Makrum Centre will be unique for its original architecture. The contrast between the preserved old style hall, brick façades and steel structures, and a futuristic glass block will create a unique atmosphere of the new urban space. The adapted part of longitudinal rectangular halls with a gable roof will be decorated with a calm and elegant brick façade. The new part, the most prominent building situated at the intersection of two main streets, will be distinguished by a lively character and all in glass façade. The Retail Park buildings will receive a facade representing the walls of industrial halls.

The glazed roof supported by the restored gantry, façades in the industrial style, simple Modernist interior, deprived of details glass windows and railings – they all are characteristic featur

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