Itis shopping centre

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Itis
Itäkeskus shopping centre.JPG
Itis shopping centre - Bulevardi
Location Itäkeskus, Helsinki, Finland
Coordinates Coordinates: 60°12′40″N 25°4′53.5″E / 60.21111°N 25.081528°E / 60.21111; 25.081528
Opening date 1979
Owner Wereldhave NV
Architect Juhani Pallasmaa
No. of stores and services > 150
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 106,356 m2 (1,144,810 sq ft)
No. of floors 4[contradiction]
Parking 3,000
Public transit access Itäkeskus metro station
Website itis.fi

Itis (formerly Itäkeskus) is a shopping centre in the district of Itäkeskus in East Helsinki, Finland. It is located next to the eastern motorway and the Itäkeskus metro station. The mall has been refurbished a number of times, most recently in 2014, increasing the gross leasable area — including offices — to a total of 114,071 m2 (1,227,850 sq ft). It has a leasable retail area of 106,356 m2 (1,144,810 sq ft), containing more than 150 shops; including restaurants, cafés and grocery stores, which makes it the largest fully enclosed shopping centre in the Nordic region. The mall has 3,000 parking spaces and approximately 18 M visitors annually. Its anchor tenants are Stockmann, K-citymarket, Anttila, Halonen, Tarjoustalo and H&M.[1][2]

The shopping centre is divided into four sections: Pasaasi, Pikku-Bulevardi, Bulevardi, and Piazza. It has five floors, with the shops and other commercial services mainly concentrated on the first and second floors.[contradiction] The other floors are reserved mainly for parking and office space.[citation needed]

The shopping centre was built in three stages. The part now known as Pasaasi was completed in 1984 under the name Itämarket ('eastern market'), complete with the metro station and 41 shops. The new shopping centre proved successful, and an extension with 160 more shops (now Bulevardi and Pikku-Bulevardi) was built by September 1992. Another extension, known as Piazza, was opened in 2001. The following year, the property was sold by its owner Sponda Oyj to the Dutch company Wereldhave NV. It also has a new extension added called "Prisma" which added 24,000 m² to its size.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

  • Sello shopping centre, to the west of Helsinki (at Leppävaara in Espoo)
  • Myyrmanni shopping centre, to the north of Helsinki (at Myyrmäki in Vantaa)
  • Kamppi Center shopping centre, in the central Helsinki

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finnish Shopping Centers 2014" (PDF). Finnish Council of Shopping Centers. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Info - Shopping centre Itis". Itis. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

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