On Thursday 27th April at the ICSC European Conference in Copenhagen Multi Development Germany GmbHs shopping centre Schlössle-Galerie in Pforzheim, Germany was awarded Best European Shopping Centre in the category New Small Centres. The Jury said to be impressed by its integration in the city and its surroundings. The project was developed by Multi Development Germany GmbH. Owner is WestInvest Gesellschaft für Investmentfonds GmbH. The project was designed by architects T+T Design from Gouda (concept) and RKW Architekten, Düsseldorf.
Every year, the International Council of Shopping Centres Europe (ICSC Europe) presents these awards, acknowledged as the most prestigious in the industry, to the best new, refurbished or extended retail developments across Europe. Previous winning shopping centres, amongst which are more than 10 Multi centres, have led the way in showing how to integrate good design, planning, merchandising, sales results and all other areas of shopping centre management, including customer approval. The winners announced are recognized as to particularly set an example to the industry as a whole. Sixteen countries were represented in this years ICSC Shopping Centre Awards with 30 entrants and 20 finalists.
Schlössle-Galerie, Pforzheim, Germany
Schlössle-Galerie is a 20.000 m² closed mall project in the city centre with 43 shops over 3 levels and 2 parking levels. A very special feature is the public roof garden, which covers the sloped roof and offers a childrens play area, walkways and a panoramic view over the hills of Pforzheim into the Schwarzwald.
The jury in particular praised the fact that the target of both Multi Development and the city council to attract new retailers to the city was fully reached with more than 20 new concepts brought to the city of Pforzheim.
Awards Jury Chair, Stephen Pragnell, said: "Every winner could be considered as a 'must see' for all people, and it is honestly recommended to go and see the winning projects to learn and feel that the shopping centre industry advances."
Source: Multi Development