On 11 October 2006, Forum Bornova in Izmir opened its doors offering 45,000 m² of shops, restaurants, leisure and cultural facilities that will bring a new shopping and entertainment concept to Turkey.
The grand opening.
Forum Bornova is Multi Turkmall's first shopping center development to open in Turkey. Ownership is a joint venture between Commerz Grundbesitz-Investmentgesellschaft mbH and Multi Turkmall.
Situated next to the Ege University in the northeastern part of Izmir city, Forum Bornova opens with all of its 130 shops fully let, including national and international brands; some of which are entering the Izmir market for the first time such
as; Douglas, Friis & Company, EP Center, Zara Home, Oysho, Stradivarius, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Next, Tike and Conbipel. Forum Bornova is anchored by IKEA (2nd store in Turkey which opened its doors already in April 2006 (22,400 m²), Tesco Kipa hypermarket (13,000 m²) and a 7-screen cinema (with 1,100 seats).Forum Bornova includes 17 food outlets with a shared seating area (900 seats), roof garden terraces and 3000 open area parking spaces.Aa great contribution to the city and the
A view on Forum Bornova.
The cutting of the ribbon.
Aaegean RregionForum Bornova, with an investment value of approximately €120 million, is a distinctive project in the Turkish retail market through its location and magnitude.The location, next to Ege University and the new highway, provides excellent visibility and accessibility bringing large parts of the city within the prime catchment area. The project will create 1,500 direct jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.