It is a very exciting time for the Design International team, with Arese Shopping Center opening next week on 14th April. Architect Davide Padoa of Design International, along with Michele De Lucchi and Arnaldo Zappa, have transformed the former Alfa Romeo factory of Arese into a mega shopping centre.
Once hosting one of the most prolific motor factories in Italy, the Alfa Romeo, Arese will now resurrect on 14th April as a Shopping Citadel bursting over 200 shops, cafés, restaurants, outdoor as well as indoor sport, cultural and health activities.
Arese Shopping Center (IL CENTRO) will become the largest shopping centre built in one single phase in the Country. With its 92,000 sqm of gross lettable area (GLA), it is in fact a superregional centre that will attract visitors from one of the most affluent and wealthiest populations across North Milan, the Lakes and Switzerland, with over 8 million within one hour reach. But what makes Arese unique and different is that it is not just a shopping centre - typically a hermetic and decontextualized “retail box”; instead it is a permeable street with indoor buildings, indoor and outdoor squares, porticos, gates and gardens. Arese is Citadel of shops.
The offical cutting of the ribbon will take place at Arese Shopping Center on April 13th, followed by a press conference at the Alfa Romeo Museum. The shopping centre will open to the public on Thursday 14th April.