Slovenia’s most modern shopping center, ALEJA, which is being built in the Šiška district of Ljubljana, will open next year.
Developer and operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers presented the progress of the construction project and revealed the name of the center. The total investment amounts to approximately 150 million euros. SES is still recognized as the market leader when it comes to large-area shopping centers, both in Slovenia and Austria.
SES envisions the future of shopping centers in multi-purpose areas that not only combine shopping, but also bring together culinary delights, leisure time activities, socializing, and culture. This is the concept of the most modern center, ALEJA, which spans three floors and a 2-level underground parking garage. This will be SES’s fifth shopping center in Slovenia. The center will create approximately 700 new jobs. The new mall will offer shops, restaurants, and services combined with a special leisure program on a total leasable area of 32,000 sqm.
ALEJA’s facade will be a true pinnacle of architecture as it will be constructed with specially treated steel that resembles the scales of a dragon, which is the symbolic creature found on the coat of arms of the City of Ljubljana. When planning its shopping centers, SES always takes regional aspects into account. The shopping centers, thus, merge even more closely with their locations. The same is true for the name. The name ALEJA is closely linked to Šiška and the future orientation of the center: an urban avenue, an urban meeting place that offers visitors relaxation opportunities and space to stroll in the green heart of the Šiška district. Architecture firm ATP architekten ingenieure has been commissioned to carry out the general planning.