After a two-year redevelopment period, the doors of the new Königsgalerie Duisburg opened on October 27, 2011.
The facade of the Königsgalerie features a daylight-welcoming glass frontage with curved decorations inside and outside. The interior is dominated by a flowing structure, and like the ground floor, with new central escalators, the upper floor also offers visitors a circular area to explore.
At about 20,000 m², Königsgalerie has space for about 50 retail shops, catering facilities and office and service businesses. Tenants include H&M and Mango, G-Star, Gerry Weber, Wellensteyn, Depot, Calida, Koffer-Direkt with Porsche Design and Rimowa, dm-Drugstore, Tamaris, a multi-label store with brands such as Diesel and Replay, Intersport Voswinkel, Pandora, Königsgalerie fitness center and Essanelle. There is a food court offering international cuisine on the first floor.
A large proportion of tenants opened stores on October 27. Some tenants, such as Mango, Roskothen Toys and Soap Island will open at a later date. The Königsgalerie has 320 parking spaces. The owner of the shopping center is Corio. The investment volume amounts to over 80 million.
"The entire fresh new look of the Königsgalerie provides an upgraded aesthetic appeal to this inner-city area," says Axel Funke, Director of Multi Development.
Like Forum Duisburg with its golden ladder, Königsgalerie has a trademark: a 2.5-meter in diameter golden crown. It serves as an eye-catcher and creates a meeting point. Each of the seven elements of the crown is attached to a winch and kept in constant motion. On each full hour, the seven parts come together to complete the golden crown. It was designed by Brunner and Ritz, who had already created Forum Duisburg's iconic golden ladder.