Cannes, 22nd October 2018 – Designer Outlet Croatia, which was integrally designed by ATP Zagreb, convinced the preliminary jury for the MAPIC Awards and is a finalist in the category “Best Outlet Centre 2018”.
This is not the first award for the design of the picturesque Designer Outlet: it was the first building of its type in Croatia to receive a BREEAM certificate for environmentally-friendly and resource-saving implementation.
The “open shopping village” invites shoppers to enjoy both an exciting stroll through the designer world and also, with great subtlety, an architectural tour of Croatia. The typical materials used in the design represent the traditional architecture of “The country of a thousand islands”. The replicas of the Bell Tower in Dubrovnik and the Lotrscak Tower in Zagreb provide points of orientation and prevent visitors from becoming lost in the sea of countless shopping opportunities. Shaped by both nature and culture, the shopping paradise inspires a holiday mood in its visitors, encouraging them to enjoy an inspiring stroll rather than a hectic bargain hunt.
Established in 1996, the MAPICAwards are presented annually during the retail trade fair of the same name and have long been considered one of the sector’s most prestigious awards. This year’s focuses are excellence, innovation and creativity in the design of retail real estate.
The 2018 award ceremony takes place on 15th November 2018 during a glamorous Gala Dinner in Cannes.