Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has revealed the concept design for the first 21st century shopping center in the northern Polish city of Elblag and wider region, which will see the city and region host international retail brands for the first time, and create over 1,000 jobs.
The 224,458-m² site will boast a gross leasable area of 67,000 m², served by 1,800 parking spaces, and feature a fully-enclosed 40,000-m² shopping mall, with 110 retail outlets, a themed food court and related facilities.
It will also include a 27,000-m² retail park, with 15 retail warehouse units, and a motorway service area with a fuel station and restaurants, to serve one of Poland's busiest summer holiday routes.
Sustainability is a key factor in the design, with green spaces included in the center, natural light maximized to reduce the need for artificial lighting, and the inclusion of ground source heat pumps.
The practice's Warsaw-based design director Robert Kaminski said: "The delivery of the concept design is the result of close partnering between our global team of diverse expert designers and the client, as well as the wider project team, which we are jointly managing with the overall project manager.
"We will now progress the design, to deliver a scheme that will be of regional significance in northern Poland, of a scale that will raise the profile of Elblag, and exemplify the current wave of innovative retail development in the Poland's smaller cities and regional centers."
Lech Jeziorny, Planning Coordinator at New Europe Property Holdings, said: "The project has received the full support of the city of Elblag, as well as many other public authorities and local interest groups. The development of Siodemka will be combined with the construction of a junction that is essential to Elblag."
Source: Broadway Malyan