The total area of the shopping mall Akropole, worth 180 million euros, is about 98 thousand square meters.
The opening of the shopping and entertainment center Akropole, one of the most significant development projects in the Latvian market in recent years, took place in Riga. The total area of the shopping mall is about 98 thousand square meters. The complex includes hundreds of shops, cafes, and restaurants, the first multiplex in the country with IMAX, as well as a modern ice arena. Investment in the project is estimated at 180 million euros.
By the latest trends in the market of shopping and entertainment centers, Akropole received a powerful entertainment function. Among the operators of the shopping center is the O’Learys Entertainment Center, which unites a bowling club, sports games simulators, an interactive climbing wall, and a bar. Kinoplex Apollo Kino worth 7 million euros combines nine rooms for 1,140 seats, including two places in the format of a cinema restaurant.
Akropole also opened the largest Maxima store in Latvia in the XXX format, which introduced electronic price tags that have been running for five years without recharging. Maxima XXX also has a feature for monitoring stock balances using the latest generation of digital technology.
The owners of Akropole shopping and entertainment center also paid tribute to the historical past of the object, on the site of which a modern shopping center was erected. In memory of the Kuznetsov Porcelain Factory, the pipes of the factory remained in the complex, and about 500,000 authentic bricks from the old industrial buildings were used in the building design. Also, a unique showcase dedicated to the history and products of the plant is presented on the territory of the mall.
“The rich heritage and history of the Acropolis of Riga provided an excellent opportunity to create a destination with local characteristics using the interesting and unexpected language of the pottery factory and ceramics, a gift for our design team. Using language and popular materials and objects, we were able to create an unforgettable and unique experience for the first Akropole shopping center in Riga, ”commented Jason Clark, senior deputy director of the Benoy architectural bureau, who designed the shopping center.