Sonae Sierra has once more been distinguished by the Spanish Shopping Association (AECC), this time in the Best Expansion category. This year's edition of the AECC prizes, given to the most outstanding shopping centers in Spain, were awarded as part of the 12th Spanish Congress of Shopping Centres, held in Bilbao.
Inspired by traditional Andalusia architecture, the new area evokes the atmosphere of a Mediterranean village, with narrow streets, squares, balconies, tiled roofs, parks and fountains. The life and color of Malaga infuse the area, with fountains and pools, a thousand new trees and shady areas for visitors to relax.) The Shopping center has the OSHAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety certificate and was certified under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard during the construction process.
Plaza Mayor had already been honored by the AECC in 2004, for "Best New Formula in Integrated Commerce".
For Fernando Guedes Oliveira, Sonae Sierra CEO, "The awards we have received in the refurbishments and expansion areas are the proof that Sonae Sierra managed to develop specific skills in this type of projects allowing to create extra value in already successful shopping centers."
Source: Sonae Sierra