The Hofgarten Solingen will open it’s doors on October 24th. The center features a modern and unique mix of tenants and its appealing architecture is a project of the 50:50 joint venture partners Sonae Sierra and MAB Development. The investment volume amounts to €120 million. Currently over two thirds of the gross lettable area (GLA) are already let. The Hofgarten Solingen provides space for around 75 shops on a gross lettable area (GLA) of 29,000 m² covering three levels. About 600 parking spaces with direct access to the center ensure convenient shopping.
The Hofgarten Solingen makes downtown Solingen an attractive shopping destination with its modern and sophisticated mix of tenants. Popular international and national brands will meet all customer demands and create an enthusiastic shopping experience. The main anchor tenants in the Hofgarten Solingen are H&M, Saturn, Edeka and Spiele Max. dm-drogerie markt and shoe retailer Deichmann will also occupy large shop units in the new center. The Douglas Group will be represented in the center with the Douglas Parfümerie, Christ, Hussel and Thalia shops. Other tenants include Gerry Weber, Vero Moda, Rituals, Tamaris, Xenos, Depot, McPaper, New York Nails, Jumex, Claires, Colloseum, Camp David, Evi Fashion and Juwelier Elegance. Around thirteen gastronomy units will ensure culinary delights with their modern catering concepts in the lit and airy food court on the first level. Besides popular international cuisine, new gastronomy trends such as healthy fare and local companies will also be represented. Finally, the impressive view onto the lively Graf-Wilhelm-Platz will make the stay highly enjoyable.
Modern architecture follows the theme industry – fashion – nature
The modern and open architecture follows the central theme “Industry – Fashion – Nature”. The key ideas refer to local features in Solingen like its tradition as an industrial town and at the same time as a location in the green Bergisches Land. The subject of industry is taken up inside the center as a design element and also prominently displayed on the façade: A large metal scarf wraps around the entire building. The external design also makes reference to nature and envisages a large green wall next to the main entrance, amongst other decor. The interior also features design elements taking inspiration from nature and gardens which ensure many areas function as an oasis of comfort and create a high-quality space. For example, the large food court area will resemble a green garden.
A sustainable center
Sustainability is a central criterion when developing the Hofgarten Solingen and will also play an important role in the operational phase. A rigorous management and monitoring system brings together a set of measures with the purpose of diminishing the environmental impact, besides ensuring the safety and health of employees and visitors. Sustainability during construction and operation of the Hofgarten Solingen will actively contribute to greater cost efficiency and savings through lifetime operations of the center with efficient use of energy resources.
Source: Sonae Sierra