Shopping center recently had its do-over completed after splurging €100 million in state-of-the-art refurbishment and modern expansion.
The revamp project was embarked upon to expand the expanse of the shopping center by an additional 21,000 square meters in two stages. Planning and execution of the project was directed such the shopping center remained open for business at the usual opening times. In addition to expansion, the center also received revitalization efforts.
The aftermath of the concerted efforts pays off with current hosting capacity of 120 stores within a combined GLA of 42,800 square meters. These stores represent an exciting mix of top local, regional, and international players in the areas of art, beauty, fashion, services, catering, and sports.
Work on the project started three years ago, and was ongoing without hampering the shopping experience of customers. A major re-adaptation sees the old parking deck overhauled for use as a new retail space. To address the obvious deficit in parking space, new garages were constructed underground and on the roof of the new building. Consequently, the shopping center currently has 1,800 extra-wide parking spaces available. Customers can access these spaces through the Zehnergurtel, the Industrial District, and the Fischauergasse.
The updated architecture of FISCHAPARK carries a peculiar design language that would serve as the identity of its home quarter in Wiener Neustadt. Haskoll, a top-grade London architectural firm, won the bid to develop the architectural design. The delivery from Haskoll was then revised thoroughly by the duo of SES and Architektur Consult ZT GmbH. Areas of the shopping center that received greater attention during the revision include lavish parking facilities, well-defined connections to the mall, and optimal entrances and exits.
The major exhilarating additions include the super-modern Hervis Sport, a MediaMarkt, and the brand new Interspar hypermarket. A delicate addition to this mix is long-awaited appearances of giants Zara and Peek & Cloppenburg. Furthermore, Promod, Hallhuber, Liebeskind, and H&M; add to the impressive list. The Bestseller—Jack&Jones, Only, Name It, and Vero Moda—and Varner—Carlings, Dressman, and BikBok—groups also take advantage of the bespoke expansion.
The cosmetic subsection of FISCHAPARK also records new entries, with heavyweight brand Douglas and Kiko Milano. The footwear subsection expands with the influx of notable brands like Vianello, Tamaris, Humanic, Luz da Lua, Vögele Shoes, Geox, Diechmann, Mannequin Shoes, Snipes, and Runners Point. Perhaps the most notable addition is the Schöffel-Lowa, offering all-round shopping for hikers, mountaineers, nature and outdoor lovers, and all winter sports enthusiasts.
FISCHAPARK opened its doors to the public in 1996. Over the years, it has served as a main pillar behind the rise of Wiener Neustadt as an exciting shopping city. It is strategically situated to cater to 500,000 households, all within an hour’s drive from the shopping center.
16 OCTOBER 2015, Austria