Kluuvi shopping centre

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Kluuvi
Kauppakeskus Kluuvi.jpg
Location Kluuvi, Helsinki, Finland
Coordinates 60°10′10″N 24°56′47″E / 60.169418°N 24.946314°E / 60.169418; 24.946314Coordinates: 60°10′10″N 24°56′47″E / 60.169418°N 24.946314°E / 60.169418; 24.946314
Opening date 15 March 1989
Architect Castren-Jauhiainen-Nuuttila
No. of stores and services 35
Total retail floor area 15,900 m2 (171,146 sq ft)
No. of floors 4
Parking 725 bays
Website www.kluuvi.fi

The Kluuvi shopping centre (Finnish: Kauppakeskus Kluuvi) is a shopping centre on Aleksanterinkatu in the Kluuvi district in central Helsinki, Finland. The shopping centre has about 35 businesses (of which the most notable are G-Star RAW, Superdry, Tiger of Sweden, Fred Perry, Misako, George, Gina and Lucy, McDonald's, and Eat & Joy Kluuvi Market Hall). Kluuvi offers 10 new international brand stores first and only in Finland as well as a mix of some interesting Finnish retail concepts and restaurants. In the basement, you can find an eco-market hall concept representing local Finnish delicacies from more than 500 Finnish small producers. Also a bread-oven and fish smokery are located in the shop. The shopping centre was opened on 15 March 1989, and was designed by the architect bureau Castren-Jauhiainen-Nuuttila. It was refurbished and reopened with a completely renewed commercial concept 14 October 2011.

The shopping centre comprises the entire western end of the Aasi (donkey) city block. It consists of five buildings (Aleksanterinkatu 7b, Aleksanterinkatu 9, Kluuvikatu 5, Kluuvikatu 7 and Yliopistonkatu 6), which are connected by a light yard covering the entire city block. The Aleksanterinkatu 9 building was formerly an Elanto department store (Veikko Leistén (fi) 1952), and its granite façade contains a relief of a working-class family, sculpted by Aimo Tukiainen. The Kluuvikatu 5 and Yliopistonkatu 6 buildings are old residential and business buildings from the 19th century, and only their façades remain to this day. The Aleksanterinkatu 7b and Kluuvikatu 7 buildings were designed by Castren-Jauhiainen-Nuuttila as supplementary buildings for the city block.

The shopping centre can be accessed with the tram lines 3T, 3B, 4, 4T, 7A and 7B, as well as the metro from the Kaisaniemi metro station.

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  • Businesses: 35
  • Floors: 4
  • Rentable area / shopping centre: approx. 10000 m²
  • Distribution of area in the shopping centre:
  • Parking spaces (P-Kluuvi): 725

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