With the opening of the Pasing Arcaden on March 15, 2011 by mfi management für immobilien AG, which also developed and manages the Riem Arcaden in Munich, the Munich West district gained a new, multifunctional attraction that saw more than 80,000 visitors on the first day.
"We are convinced that the arcades will boost the entire retail location and make it an attractive shopping address," said Matthias Böning, Chairman of the Board of the Essen-based mfi management für immobilien AG, which planned and built the center and will also manage it in the long term. The focus is on young fashion, supplementing the existing offerings of the traditional shopping streets in the center of Pasing.
Most of the rented space is in sizes of up to 400 m², which permits a diversity of outlets. However, large food stores, a delicatessen, an electronics outlet (all in the second construction stage) and well-known fashion companies will also be there. The tenants include famous companies such as H&M, Esprit, s.Oliver, C&A, Mango, Promode, Tretter, Palmers, Hugendubel, Aldi, dm, Eilles, Schuh-Klein and many more.
The range is rounded off by attractive gastronomy concepts, above all in the restored listed Bürklein railway station and in the outdoor areas of the 'Passeo' promenade.
The interior architects were particularly creative in the Pasing Arcaden.
mfi Board member, Dr. Marcus U. Hüttermann, demanded a design of the stores and gastronomy offerings which was rich in excitement and diversity but also created space.
With the exemplary and creative support of the tenants, the interior architects found a really trail-blazing presentation form of shopping experience.
For example, thanks to the numerous open shop concepts and free-standing brand elements, the mall now looks considerably larger, offers more latitude, excitement and diversity and the bottom line is that it ensures both tenants and visitors alike benefit from this - especially when, on completion of the second construction phase with the large rotunda and the bridge over the Passeo, the actual structure will be completed in 2013.
A total of 660 parking spaces are available in the multi-story car park of the arcades for motorized visitors. 320 more spaces are planned in the underground garage of the planned expansion.
The Munich architects office ASW (Allmann Sattler Wappner) is responsible for both parts of the Pasing Arcaden as it won the international architects' competition.
Three more levels with living space (approx. 50 apartments) are located on the roof of the shopping center, even offering a view of the Alps in good weather.
mfi boss Matthias Böning and center manager Olaf Deistler are particularly proud of the fact that the Pasing Arcaden, as a "shopping center of the new generation" will satisfy t