Opened on the 18th of September 2008, Forum Duisburg is located at the centre of Duisburg’s
retail pitch and is now undeniably the prime retail destination in Duisburg, a city of 500,000
people and one of the top 15 cities in Germany.
With about 57,000 m2 of retail floor area, the mall is currently the largest inner-city retail project in the North Rhine- Westphalia region of Germany. You really will find everything at this shopping center, from clothes boutiques to multimedia shops and sushi restaurants. 90 retail outlets spread over four levels, including brands suchs as Geox, H&M, Deichman, New Yorker, Roland, Tom Tailor, Triumph, Douglas can be found under one roof.
Forum Duisburg shopping center is located in the city centre of Duisburg, facing the city’s retail high street Königstrasse. It is just Opposite of the casino and festival hall, which are destinations for tourists in the Rhine-Ruhr area as well as the neighbouring areas. Tha mall has very good visibility from the main street thanks to 130 metre frontage to the Königstrasse.
Thanks to its good positioning it is very well linked and served by public transport.
The architecture is contemporary in style and responds to the adjoining buildings using materials, which are prevalent in the region, namely sandstone, brick and steel. A specially designed sculpture Goldene Leiter (Golden Ladder) connects all levels of the Forum. At the very heart of the city, the Golden Ladder shines out as the symbol of the shopping mall Forum Duisburg.
The ground floor and the upper floors of the mall are flooded with daylight and the basic lighting in this area is reduced to the essential. The basement is a world of artificial light, which is connected with the upper floors by two atriums. Large luminous ceilings and light coves characterize the curved corridor. Brilliant points of light are set by high intensity discharge lamps.
Forum Duisburg is arranged as an ensemble of three buildings connected by a circular mall. The centre fronts Königstraße, the main pedestrian area and main retail location in Duisburg and is connected to the surrounding districts via various entrances.
It sits directly over the underground station, which links into the centre at the basement level. Also at basement level there is direct access to the centre’s underground car parking spaces.