ICSC Europe announces winners of 2013 European Shopping Centre Awards (EU)

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2013 European Shopping Centre Awards.

Seven winning shopping centers from seven countries across Europe are in the final line-up and Awards Jury Chair, Jan Eijkemans, Managing Director of MAB Development Group BV, said: “Yet again this year, the quality of the best shopping centers across Europe remains high and represent exemplars for the industry. This year we are also delighted to announce two new awards: The Established Centers Award for existing centers that have had the greatest impact on its surrounding community and the Regeneration Award for successful city center regeneration. This award is given to both the local authority and the development company behind the project.” The winning shopping centers are located in Turkey. France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Poland and Austria.

Every year, ICSC Europe presents awards to the best retail developments in Europe. Acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards within the industry, the ICSC Awards give developers, architects and shopping center management the opportunity to showcase their work to both a European and a global audience. The Awards Jury consists of senior international figures within the shopping center industry and any retail or entertainment project opened or newly refurbished or extended between July 1st 2010 and June 30th 2012 was eligible to apply for an award. All European Award winners will be automatically submitted to the 2014 ICSC VIVA Best-of-the Best Awards Program to be announced in May 2014.


Projects less than 20,000 m²


St. Lazare Paris

Paris, France

Developer: Klépierre - SNCF

Architect: DGLa and AREP

Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 11,691 m².

Number of Stores: 83

Major Tenants: Carrefour City, Virgin, Esprit, Sephora, Swarovski, Camaieu, Promod, Sud Express, Micromania, Muji to Go and Pandora.

A new shopping concept within a major train station. The concourse is a glass-roofed gallery stretching 200 meters, constructed on three floors. While respecting the historical and architectural significance of the train station, the new retail space is flooded with natural light, giving visitors and customers the feeling of walking on a Parisian street.


Projects 20,001 to 45,000 m²


Le Terrazze

La Spezia, Italy

Developer: Sonae Sierra and ING Real Estate

Architect: Architect José Quintela da Fonseca (Sierra)

Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 38,455 m².

Number of Stores: 102 Major Tenants: Ipercoop, H&M, Tonic Fitness, Scarpamondo, Cisalfa Sport, Deichmann, OVS Industry, Benetton, Piazza Italia, DeN Store, La Feltrinelli and Calliope.

The largest center in the province including a hypermarket, department stores, restaurants and bars, as well as a gym with an indoor swimming pool and a casino. The architecture is inspired by the coastal area of La Spezia and by the colors and landscapes of Liguria coast. In order to underline strong local links, the shopping center’s interior is characterized by alfresco painting.


Bulvar Yasam ve Alisveris Merkezi

Samsun, Turkey

Developer: TTA Gayrimenkul Yatirim Gelistirme A. S.

Architect: MIM Yapi

Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 39,499 m²

Number of Stores: 44

Major Tenants: Teknosa, Boyner, FLO, Defacto, Koton, ADL and Deichmann.


Projects over 85,000 m²


Westfield Stratford

City London, United Kingdom

Developer: Westfield

Architect: Westfield

Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 176.000 m²

Number of Stores: 268

Major Tenants: John Lewis Department Store, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Vue Cinema.

Westfield Stratford City comprises 1.9 million ft². of retail and leisure as well as office space, three hotels and homes. It is located adjacent to the Olympic Park and formed the prestigious gateway to the Olympic Games. Westfield Stratford is a combination of an enclosed mall and open-air streets that includes a 17-screen cinema, bowling and casino, all perfectly integrated into the Olympic Village.




Angers - Beaucouze, France

Developer: Compagnie de Phalsbourg

Architect: Vincent Parreira & Antonio Virga

Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 88,245 m².

Number of Stores: 57

Major Tenants: Alinea, Castorama, But, Boulanger, Zodio, Babou, Maisons Du Monde, Toys'R'Us and Intersport.

Out-of-town retail park, landscaped centre, and one-stop-shopping place. This center offers free electrical shuttles from one shop to another, an open air pedestrian promenade, bars, restaurants and cafés. The façade is made of perforated steel, painted in a light mother of pearl color. The unique façade also hasa functional purpose, hiding delivery and waste disposal areas. The center strives to be as eco-friendly as possible, with 60,000 m² of green space.



Silesia City Centre

Katowice, Poland

Developer: Immofinanz AG

Architect: BOSE International

Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 89,226 m².

Number of Stores: 337 Major Tenants: Saturn, Cinema City, Van Graaf, Smyk, Tesco, Pure Health and Fitness, C & A, H&M and Zara.

Opened in 2005. Strong interest from national and international retailers persuaded Immofinanz Group to extend Silesia City Center adding a total of 20,000 m². of new rental space. The aim was to change the stereotypical image of shopping malls. The design drew on the region’s traditions and maintained the elements’ characteristics from the original form.



Dresden Dresden, Germany

Developer: ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG

Architect: ECE Architects/Prof. Manfred Schomers

Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 50,335 m²

Number of Stores: 198

Major Tenants: Media/Saturn, Sinn Leffers, Sport Scheck, Kult, New Yorker, REWE, Leiser and Zara.


A new ICSC European Shopping Centre Award for 2013 honoring projects that, based on economic impact, aesthetics and ability to meet the needs of its investors and users, has had the greatest impact on its surrounding community.



Graz, Austria Developer: SES Spar European Shopping Centers

Architect: ATP Wien und ATW Dornbirn

Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA): 36,300 m²

Number of Stores: 75

Major Tenants: Interspar, Media Markt, hervis Sports, H&M, C&A and Adler.


This year the European Shopping Centre Jury has a new award. The Regeneration Award honors shopping centers ththat have best demonstrated how close cooperation with the local government and community can result in a regenerated and revitalized city center. The award is given to both the local authority and the development company behind the project.

In 2013 The ICSC European Shopping Centre Jury are delighted to announce two winners:

Westfield Stratford

City London, United Kingdom

Developer: Westfield

Architect: Westfield

Bulvar Yasam ve Alisveris Merkezi

Samsun, Turkey

Developer: TTA Gayrimenkul Yatirim Gelistirme A. S. Architect: MIM Yapi

Source: Nicky Godding/ICSC

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