ON THE weekend of March 26 to 28, Bratislava residents and visitors got their first close-up view of the Slovak capital’s newest shopping and leisure centre – Eurovea Galleria, which is situated on the Danube River embankment.
The project, built in a former industrial zone of Bratislava, is opening in several phases: about a month ago, the five-star Sheraton Hotel was opened; the shopping and cultural gallery was second; and on April 24 a new square, a promenade and a park should be formally opened to the public, the TASR newswire wrote.
The Ballymore Group – the developer of the complex – hopes to lure people of all ages, social groups and income levels to the Eurovea venue, with 160 shops, 30 cafés and restaurants, a fitness centre, movie theatre, and many other attractions, TASR reported.
The shopping centre’s building is unique because of its glass roof made of 2,300 triangular pieces of glass covering more than 5,500 square metres. It took one year to build the unique structure.
The Eurovea Galleria was visited by more than 200,000 curious people - equivalent to almost half the population of the city - on its debut weekend.
The entire complex will also include administrative buildings, apartments, and parking areas.
TASR wrote that Ballymore Group intends to make Eurovea a new meeting point for Bratislava residents and visitors.
5. Apr 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská