Aviapark, one of the largest shopping center in Europe in Moscow, presents its luxury and leisure offer to host in the coming months 7 million Muscovites.
Aviapark, one of the largest shopping center in Europe, was presented at MAPIC 2015 by Russia and its capital Moscow. The mega mall covers an area of 230 000 square meters – the size of 36 football fields – spread over four floors. The city of Moscow has invested over a billion dollars with the short term ambition to make it the largest shopping center in Europe.
The world’s largest aquarium
The main attraction of Aviapark Mall is in its central axis that contains the largest cylindrical aquarium in the world, designed and built by International Concept Management (ICM). This staggering 23-meter high and 6 meters in diameter aquarium enables to admire the spiraling evolutions and colors of 2, 500 exotic fish from all four levels of the retail space. Built with 55 tons of acrylic, the aquarium contains 370,000 liters of sea water and its decoration is a true replica of the fauna and aquatic flora of the Red Sea.
Located in the center of the city, at the intersection of the Leningrasky street and Ring Road, the new Moscow shopping center Aviapark enjoys a strategic location. It is served by two metro stations Dinamo and Aeroport and soon by the Khodynskoe Pole Metro Station, which will be located in front of the entrance. It is also a five minute drive from the Garden Ring, in one of the liveliest areas, diverse and cosmopolitan in Moscow. It has the ambition to become a leading destination for luxury and leisure in all its forms by offering customers a new concept of the city center where where it feels good to live, to be entertained and educated, eat, and… go on a shopping spree.
A place where shopping and entertainment go along
More than 550 shops have taken place in the new shopping center Aviapark, including major names in retail like Auchan with its hyper-modern structure on a surface of 25,700 square meters, topped by a huge glass ceiling. Next to the hypermarket, Obi, Debenhams, Hoff, H & M, Zara, Mango… are already present. Soon, Decathlon, Sportmaster, Cacharel, Etam, Lacoste, Mango, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s… will also occupy the premises.
For culture and entertainment, the mall will house a 17-hall multiplex cinema – the largest in Russia – a giant ice rink, as well as 80 restaurants. To receive its clients, Aviapark will have 7,000 parking spaces built on two levels, and equipped with a handy light system showing whether a spot is free or busy. The offer is complemented with offices on 8,000m2.
Vladimir Putin‘s homeland created a new image of the global luxury; with Aviapark, it can now be proud of possessing one of the most gigantic mall in the continent.