ECSP Design and Development Awards 2022



New Shopping Centres
up to 15,000 m²


Corso Sardegna, GENOVA

Owner : Mercato Corso Sardegna Srl
Open Date : 26/5/2022

The former Genoa General Fruit and Vegetable Market, dating from 1926, has been transformed and re-purposed to provide 28 units serving retail stores, cafés, restaurants, offices, a gym, a diagnostic medical centre, professional services, a medium-sized grocery store, plus a generous multifunctional landscaped space available for neighbourhood activities. The original building has been sensitively restored, and new interventions respect the historic context. Natural light is optimised, a rainwater collection system is installed and PV panels have been carefully positioned.

New Shopping Centres
from 15,001 – 45,000 m²


Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

Owner : SES Spar European Shopping Centers
Open Date : 8 May 2020

ALEJA is a major shopping destination in the densely populated northwest of Ljubljana. It is one of the largest retail project developments in Slovenia in recent years. It combines shopping, gastronomy, leisure facilities, and services. Three trading levels provide a GLA of 32,000 m2 and over 80 international, Slovenian and local shops and restaurants. Two levels of car parking provide space for 1,600 cars and the centre is also easily accessible by public transport, by bicycle and by pedestrians. It includes Slovenia’s first Planet Lollipop playground paradise. The roof – ALEJA SKY – is designed as a fully accessible green activity space with playgrounds, cycle ways and a trampoline. The external design is inspired by Ljubljana’s symbolic dragon and features a façade resembling the skin of a dragon using diamond-shaped stainless steel and coloured glass tiles. The centre features high levels of natural light and an extensive rain water collection system.

BEO Shopping Center

Belgrade, SERBIA

Owner : MPC Properties and Atterbury Europe
Open Date : 25 June 2020

The BEO Shopping Centre trades on three levels with a GLA of 44,528m2 plus two underground levels providing parking for 1200 cars. It offers more than 130 global and regional brands in various categories. It has an innovative architectural concept with extensive open areas, wider corridors, and plenty of natural light and greenery. The centre has a unique food court with two terraces on the second floor, 13 modern restaurants including both fast food and fine dining, as well as the multiplex cinema with 8 high-tech screens. A safe and protected children’s playground reflects the family nature of the centre. A notable new tenant is the famous German fashion brand Peek & Cloppenburg, which opened its first store in Serbia in BEO Shopping Centre. The centre has a customer centred approach giving a community hub dynamic, with diverse content, and a pleasant ambiance.

Cano Centre

Singen, Baden-Wurttemberg, GERMANY

Owner : CANO Singen G.m.b.H. & Co. KG – ECE Real Estate Partners
Open Date : 10 December 2020

At the end of 2020, CANO Singen had become the greatly appreciated highlight of downtown Singen – developed for and with the people of Singen and of course for their Swiss neighbours.
Thoughtful urban planning makes this centre well integrated with the city. The careful location of entrances and passageways makes the centre highly permeable in the fabric of the city. CANO provides 16,000 m2 of GLA on three levels with parking for 479 cars on three levels, and is also well connected to main bus and train stations. The development team worked closely with the city to create high quality public spaces with seating and hard landscaping. Architectural features echo Singen’s industrial and volcanic heritage. During construction, a historic hotel was carefully deconstructed stone-by-stone and fully rebuilt like a jigsaw puzzle. Customers can enjoy the exquisite, wide-ranging gastronomy offer in the well-equipped food court, the restaurants and on various open terraces and balconies.

No new Centres in the 
45,001 – 69,000 m2 category

New Centres over 70,000 m2


Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

Owner : HB Reavis
Open Date : 30 September 2021

Nivy is a major mixed-use project and has become a central key point in the revitalisation of the entire Nivy Zone, The concept combines modern and important urban functions. It’s a combination of a modern bus terminal, a shopping centre with a strong brand portfolio, a fresh food and produce market and a public green rooftop garden with plenty of sporting options, entertainment choices – and relaxation.  The project was the biggest brownfield redevelopment in Bratislava and re-imagined the unpleasant obsolete bus station to become a new gateway to the city and a regional shopping centre. Nivy has four trading levels with 70,000 m2 GLA. The development includes the tallest tower in Slovakia – the Nivy Tower, with 28 levels and 30,000m2 of office space. The development has a green roof, makes use of grey water and harvests rainwater. It is BREEAM accredited.


Sevilla, SPAIN

Open Date : 27 September 2019

Lagoh is located on the south of Sevilla, near Los Bermejales and the Port, and stands out because of its detailed landscaping design and integration into the surroundings. It is the largest retail and leisure complex in Sevilla with almost 200 international, national and local retailers in a lakeside complex, with impressive sustainability credentials. Generous use of glazing, open façades, intriguing shapes, innovative materials and a dynamic image are the distinctive elements of its architectural design. Attention has been given to making the customer journey rich and varied – in the rest areas, ”Instagram areas,” children’s areas, the amphitheatre and even the artificial beach, not to mention the landscaped feature lake. Hospitality areas are generous and varied. The project includes green roofs, rainwater harvesting and a raft of initiatives which have been recognised with a BREEAM certification.