Vienna: First phase of construction of HUMA Shopping Centre opens

In addition to fashion stores, the new Shopping center offers a wide range of food & beverage facilities and recreation activities.

Construction of the new HUMA Shopping Centre in eastern Vienna is scheduled for the end of 2017. Covering an area of 50,000 square metres, it will become one of the city's largest and most up-to-date shopping centres. The first phase of construction for the new facility began on March 3, 2016.

The shopping temple was previously housed in a building more than 30 years old. To make room for the new building, that structure was demolished in 2014. A new building to replace it has been taking shape for the past year. The first phase of construction, featuring some 60 shops and food-service areas, already opened on March 3, 2016. During construction of this portion of the building, operations continued with the main anchor tenants such as Interspar, Media Markt, H&M, New Yorker and McDonalds in a transitional space located immediately nearby. During the second phase of construction, this will also be replaced by a new building for the remaining tenants.

The design for the overall structure is the brainchild of Chapman Taylor Architects, in Düsseldorf. With a façade more than 300 metres long, the new building has a clear and modern structure. The glazed entrances create additional visual accents. When it is all finished, the two-storey mall will house more than 90 shops along with food retailers and service providers. Convenient transport connections and 2,000 free parking stalls will add to the shopping centre's attractiveness to customers and visitors.

Drees & Sommer is managing the project through to its completion in September 2017. As part of its project management, the consulting firm ensures timely execution in accordance with the approved project budget.