Multi Turkmall celebrates groundbreaking in Diyarbakir (TR)

Multi Turkmall, leader in the Turkish commercial real estate market, yesterday celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony in Diyarbakir, Turkey, which marked the start of construction of Shopping and Lifestyle Centre Forum Diyarbakýr (55,000 m²) in the South East of Turkey. It shall be the largest and the most modern shopping center development in the region.

FLTR: Nico Veldhuis, Hüseyin Avni
Mutlu, Mehmet Mehdi Eker and
Osman Baydemir.

The opening is scheduled for September 2009. Throughout Turkey Multi Turkmall has a pipeline of 25 retail projects in progress and under construction. Forum Diyarbakir is Multi Turkmall's first development in South East Turkey. The scheme is being developed for an investment subsidiary of Multi Corporation bv. The Groundbreaking Ceremony of Forum Diyarbakýr was held in the presence of Mehmet Mehdi Eker, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, Governor of Diyarbakýr; Osman Baydemir, Mayor of Diyarbakýr; Fýrat Anlý, Mayor of Yeniþehir; Nico Veldhuis, Managing Director of Multi Development – Vice Chairman of Multi Turkmall and Levent Eyüboðlu, Managing Director of Multi Turkmall.

Forum Diyarbakýr will be the largest and the most modern shopping center of the region. Forum Diyarbakýr has 55.000 m² GLA anchored by a hypermarket, a DIY shop, and an eight-screen cinema complex and offers 150 shops, restaurants and cafes as well as a parking space for 2,000 cars. The center will become a point of attraction for the whole region with its wide range of shops, social and cultural activities and entertainment facilities.

The Masterplan is designed by T+T Design, Gouda the Netherlands. Forum Diyarbakir is designed as the a threestorey enclosed shopping centre. The design is, inspired by the local architectural elements of the region such as inner courtyards and facades with basalt stone that are reminiscent to the traditional Diyarbakýr city walls. A tower will make it a new landmark in the city. The center integrates shopping, entertainment and community functions.

Source: Multi Corporation

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