Sonae Sierra, through its subsidiary Sonae Sierra Brasil, has inaugurated Uberlândia Shopping, its 11th shopping center in Brazil. Located in a region known as 'Triângulo Mineiro', Uberlândia Shopping represents a total investment of 79 million and has 92% of its GLA already let, which proves the quality and innovation of the project. Its opening will create more than 2,000 jobs.
Several new brands to the region have confirmed their presence in Uberlândia Shopping.
The new center, with 45,300 m² of GLA, will be an important landmark for the city, for its sophistication and differentiating character, which will provide Uberlândia with new retail, culture and entertainment alternatives, in two levels that feature 201 shops, six of which are large dimension shops, 21 restaurants, a Walmart hypermarket, and five last generation Cinemark cinemas.
It also features a large parking lot with 2,400 parking spaces and a bicycle park with 170 spaces, connected to the city's urban bicycle path.
Several new brands to the region have confirmed their presence in Uberlândia Shopping, such as All Bags, Artex HomeLifestyle, Crocs, John John, Kalunga, Lacoste, Livraria Leitura, Magic Games, Noir Le Lis, Opção Jeans, Track & Field, Zas Tras Brinquedos, and the previously inaugurated Leroy Merlin and Walmart hypermarket.
Other prestigious brands will also be present, such as Arezzo, Brooksfield, Centauro, Drogasil, Fast Shop, Harry´s Brinquedos, Havaianas, Kopenhagen, O Boticário, Polishop, Siberian, Victor Hugo, Vivara, and others.
The food court will also feature reference brands such as Burguer King, McDonald's and many others that strengthen the quality of the commercial offer and the variety of this new shopping destination.
According to Fernando Guedes de Oliveira, Sonae Sierra's CEO: "This is the first of a set of new projects we intend to develop in Brazil, where we now have 11 centers in operation and two more under construction, which represent a total investment of 255 million. It is our intention to accelerate our growth in Brazil, taking advantage of the excellent economic performance of the Brazilian economy that has enabled Sonae Sierra to achieve very positive results in the country, and strengthen our position as one of the main players in the sector in Brazil".
Unique architectural concept
Uberlândia Shopping's architecture is inspired by the lush vegetation and natural features of the Cerrado region of Minas Gerais. The decoration features the region's colors and textures, which are present in the facades and mall. Asymmetry and different geometric shapes are prevalent in the architecture, with large glass areas for a better usage of natural light.
One of the main highlights of the center's architecture is the Food Court, with a glass wall and outdoor terrace with a clear view of the city.
Located on a high area of the city, the center can be seen from a great distance, which adds even more impact to its architecture. The building's facade has three large green walls overlaid with plants, covering an area of approximately