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.
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