Cannes, 1st December 2022 – The district and shopping center, which was integrally designed with BIM by ATP architects engineers, is one of the three finalists for the much-sought-after European Design and Development Award in the category “New Shopping Centers from 15,000–45,000 square meters”.
Also nominated are BEO Shopping Center (Belgrade/Serbian) and the Cano Centre (Singen/Germany).
“The timelessly modern and highly-functional architectural concept reflects the spirit of the age. Much more than just a shopping center, ALEJA is the new pulsating meeting point in Ljubljana”, says ATP’s delighted Lead Project Manager Philipp Pfister, reacting to the nomination.
Experience-oriented retail architecture
With its strict and rigorously implemented concept, ALEJA shopping center in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana provides the perfect platform for its approximately 80 shops and restaurants. The rooftop leisure, sport, and recreation zone and trendy foodcourt of the technically and architecturally innovative building combine to offer a spectacular world of experience and give space back to the local district.
The powerful architectural design is a homage to the Slovenian capital: The interior draws on the urban-poetic charm of the city center, while the language of the façade was inspired by Ljubljana’s heraldic animal. With its diamond-shaped, variously formed, and anodized stainless steel tiles, the building envelope recalls the scales of a dragon’s skin, while also meeting ambitious targets in terms of aesthetic, lighting, and energy design.
Awards for ALEJA
The shopping center has already received a number of awards: In 2021 it won the ICONIC AWARD in the “Innovative Architecture” category and the globally-organized Global RLI Award in the “International Shopping Center – New Build” category.
ECSP Design and Development Awards
Ever since their introduction in 1977, the European Design and Development Awards have annually honored the most outstanding new and refurbished shopping centers across Europe. The prize is awarded by the European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP), the successor organization to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The ECSP Awards honor European retail buildings that place the focus on the shopping experience.
The award ceremony will take place in March 2023.