The complex was constructed in 1991 and re-opened in 2010 following refurbishment, offering
25,000 sq m of retail space. The fully-let shopping centre, which boasts attractive and modern architecture, has around 1,050 parking spaces and an attractive retail mix of major anchor tenants, including Saturn, REWE and H&M. The Europa-Galerie’s catchment area covers the entire city centre of Saarbrücken and stretches across large parts of the Saarland region and into neighbouring France, encompassing a total of 1.3 million people.
The Europa-Galerie is located directly next to the main station, marking the start of the pedestrian zone, and has excellent transport links by car, rail and bus. Next to the Europa Galerie you can find the main station of Saarbrücken.
In Saarbrücken, ECE was commissioned to revitalize Saargalerie (built in 1990) by the owner Credit Suisse. The center was no longer in line with market requirements and was totally overhauled and expanded to create the new Europa-Galerie by integrating the protected neighboring mine administration building (built in 1876 - designed by architect Martin Gropius) in the complex.
The internal courtyard between the two buildings was previously used as a car park and has now been redesigned to create a covered piazza. The protected outer facade of the mine administration building was retained, as were numerous historic elements like cast iron staircases,tiled floors, valuable leaded windows, and a banquet hall. As a new shopping magnet, the Europagalerie welcomes thousands of visitors from throughout the region every day.