On March 22, 2007, the Lilien-Carré shopping center in Wiesbaden, Germany, was officially opened to the public. The project is situated next to the main railway station and is fully let. The developer is Multi Development Germany GmbH.
One third of the 26,000 m² of available space is taken by retailers who do not yet have a presence in Wiesbaden, the regional capital of Hesse. The Lilien-Carré is in direct proximity to the main railway station, and in addition to its wide variety of shops, also offers a fitness center, restaurants, a mid-range hotel, an underground car park with 1,200 spaces and 3,500 m² of office space.
The goods on offer are particularly aimed at young consumers and families. The shops, bars and restaurants are concentrated over two floors in the central oval building complex, which is roofed over by a glass cupola. Tentants in the Lilien-Carré consist of supra-regional chains and also local retailers, including C & A, Saturn, Hennes & Mauritz, New Yorker, Lascana, Vero Moda, Mexx, WE Fashion, Ulla Popken, Mustang, Tegut and other famous brands.
The new owner of the Lilien-Carré is a private Irish investor. The project was already sold to Irishman Donal O'Mahony in the autumn of 2006. Multi Mall Management will do the center management.
In its location next to the historic main Wiesbaden station, the Lilien-Carré, with its oval architecture, forms a striking new feature as regards both design and function. Superbly designed sales and restaurant areas offer a wide range of goods and services over 26,000 m² and two floors. Retailers like Saturn, Tegut and H & M now have the opportunity to establish themselves in the center of Wiesbaden in large and modern premises.
In addition to the wide variety of shops representing many different sectors, one main emphasis lies on young fashion. And there is also something for leisure hours: the Fitness Company has taken 2,500 m² within the Lilien-Carré. This autumn, the 3,500 m² of office space, which are also part of the project, and a mid-range hotel directly adjacent to the shopping arcade will be opened.
Dutch architects T+T Design have made the masterplan. Further architects are Ortner & Ortner Baukunst, Berlin and Kramm & Strigl, Darmstadt.