Ljubljana/London, 23rd September 2021 – ALEJA District Center in Ljubljana, which was integrally designed with BIM by ATP for SES Spar European Shopping Centers, wins the Global RLI Award in the category “International Shopping Center – New Build”. In the final round, it was victorious against Shopping Center Maximo (Rome/Italy), BEO Shopping Center (Belgrade/Serbia), and InCity Mall (Ningbo Haishu/China).
District and shopping center
ALEJA integrates the genius loci of the city into its modern, highly-functional retail architecture. The interior invokes the urban-poetic charm of the historic center of Ljubljana, while the form and the elevations are inspired by the city’s heraldic animal. With its diamond-shaped shingles of metal and colored glass, the façade recalls the skin of a dragon, as well as meeting ambitious targets in terms of lighting technology and energy efficiency.
The 6,200 m2 leisure, sports, and recreation area and the trendy food court offer a spectacular range of experiences and offer public space back to the district of Šiška.
About the award
The Global RLI (Retail & Leisure International) Awards have been presented to visionary projects in the retail and leisure fields for 16 years. This year, the international jury is honoring shopping and leisure destinations in 13 categories, all around the world. In awarding the prize, the jurors pay particular attention to a high level of service, a broad range of attractions, excellent design, and the creation of an appropriate shopping experience for all visitors.
The awards were presented on 23rd September during a hybrid event consisting of a live ceremony in London and an online broadcast.