Architecture & Design

We Build for People

Be Unique.

Each SES Spar European Shopping Centers mall is unique and inspires with timeless, modern architecture and a high quality of stay. Together with renowned international architects and designers, SES develops shopping destinations that feature individual characteristics and ensures a well thought-out planning process: modern design, a high level of functionality, and a unique feel-good ambiance for each location. We create high-quality spaces for people and skillfully combine retail architecture with regional identities. The Architecture and Design division supports the construction of new and the refurbishment of existing properties, as well as the development of new SES projects across all countries. Project teams comprised of experienced internal and external specialists together work out the design of shopping centers. Team members are recruited from specialists in various fields and develop the architecture and design with a view to achieving the best possible ambiance.

Success Factors

Individual Design

Reference to Regions and Locations

Well Thought-out Lighting Concepts

Elevated Sense of Well-being for Customers

Space for Shop Presentations and Product Staging

Compelling Architectural Ideas

Core areas

External Appearance

We design Landmarks and Architectural Highlights. In all our construction and refurbishment projects, we focus on local flair, and our architecture reflects the character of the region. Our cooperations with prestigious architect firms create timeless and beautiful meeting points with feel-good atmospheres.

Store fronts

SES design experts support our retail partners in the design of their store fronts and concepts. We pay attention to the perfect balance of the individual market presentations, as well as the best possible ambiance in the mall.

Mall and Interior Design

A pleasant quality of stay and a positive spatial experience are our top priorities. Well-dimensioned spaces, warm and natural materials, bright colors, and soft, organic shapes all contribute to the unique characteristics of our shopping centers. Fountains and real plants combine with resting areas to create a comfortable atmosphere.

Visitor Experience & Routing

Wayfinding systems render our centers clearly laid out and easy to navigate. SES architecture specialists support the implementation of our customer-friendly routing concepts, each of which is tailored to the particular structural situation of the property.

Arrival and Parking

Easily accessible centers are the result of well thought-out traffic planning. Clearly structured access roads, comfortable parking on extra-wide spaces, as well as well-lit underground parking garages or roof parking provide for the easiest possible arrival of our customers.

Service Areas

Customer Service is in Our Focus. All facilities are carefully planned, with great attention to detail. Functionality meets design in a contemporary combination.

External Appearance
Store fronts
Mall and Interior Design
Visitor Experience & Routing
Arrival and Parking
Service Areas

External Appearance

We design Landmarks and Architectural Highlights. In all our construction and refurbishment projects, we focus on local flair, and our architecture reflects the character of the region. Our cooperations with prestigious architect firms create timeless and beautiful meeting points with feel-good atmospheres.

Store fronts

SES design experts support our retail partners in the design of their store fronts and concepts. We pay attention to the perfect balance of the individual market presentations, as well as the best possible ambiance in the mall.

Mall and Interior Design

A pleasant quality of stay and a positive spatial experience are our top priorities. Well-dimensioned spaces, warm and natural materials, bright colors, and soft, organic shapes all contribute to the unique characteristics of our shopping centers. Fountains and real plants combine with resting areas to create a comfortable atmosphere.

Visitor Experience & Routing

Wayfinding systems render our centers clearly laid out and easy to navigate. SES architecture specialists support the implementation of our customer-friendly routing concepts, each of which is tailored to the particular structural situation of the property.

Arrival and Parking

Easily accessible centers are the result of well thought-out traffic planning. Clearly structured access roads, comfortable parking on extra-wide spaces, as well as well-lit underground parking garages or roof parking provide for the easiest possible arrival of our customers.

Service Areas

Customer Service is in Our Focus. All facilities are carefully planned, with great attention to detail. Functionality meets design in a contemporary combination.

Working with SES has been one of the most incredible and beautiful experiences in my career as an architect so far.

Massimiliano Fuksas
Star Architect

Refurbishment CITYPARK Graz, 2013 – 2016

Between 2013 and 2016, SES enjoyed a successful cooperation with the owners of CITYPARK Graz, under which the traditional downtown location was extensively refurbished.

FISCHAPARK Wiener Neustadt Expansion, 2016

The outer facade links the new to the existing building and lends the center a new appearance. Thanks to a combination of gold-colored corrugated iron sheets and expanded metal, which is mounted in front, the building has a silver shine during the day and glows as a golden monolith at night.

MURPARK Graz expansion, 2018

In 2018, the MURPARK Graz shopping center was expanded to comprise an additional 19 stores. The facade was newly designed, and the INTERSPAR hypermarket was relaunched.

ATRIO Villach, 2007

One of the center’s key features is its spectacular architecture. The three borders in the region are consistently reflected in the design.

WEBERZEILE Ried

The facade was designed to match the “Inn-Salzach” style of the old town: The downtown shopping center WEBERZEILE Ried im Innkreis, Austria, shows how sophisticated planning can combine traditional and new elements within a modern shopping center.

ALEJA Ljubljana, 2020

The mall is constructed of high-quality materials, features natural stone flooring, and provides plenty of daylight, while simultaneously ensuring a glare-free shopping environment.

Refurbishment CITYPARK Graz, 2013 – 2016
FISCHAPARK Wiener Neustadt Expansion, 2016
MURPARK Graz expansion, 2018
ATRIO Villach, 2007
WEBERZEILE Ried
ALEJA Ljubljana, 2020

Refurbishment CITYPARK Graz, 2013 – 2016

Between 2013 and 2016, SES enjoyed a successful cooperation with the owners of CITYPARK Graz, under which the traditional downtown location was extensively refurbished.

FISCHAPARK Wiener Neustadt Expansion, 2016

The outer facade links the new to the existing building and lends the center a new appearance. Thanks to a combination of gold-colored corrugated iron sheets and expanded metal, which is mounted in front, the building has a silver shine during the day and glows as a golden monolith at night.

MURPARK Graz expansion, 2018

In 2018, the MURPARK Graz shopping center was expanded to comprise an additional 19 stores. The facade was newly designed, and the INTERSPAR hypermarket was relaunched.

ATRIO Villach, 2007

One of the center’s key features is its spectacular architecture. The three borders in the region are consistently reflected in the design.

WEBERZEILE Ried

The facade was designed to match the “Inn-Salzach” style of the old town: The downtown shopping center WEBERZEILE Ried im Innkreis, Austria, shows how sophisticated planning can combine traditional and new elements within a modern shopping center.

ALEJA Ljubljana, 2020

The mall is constructed of high-quality materials, features natural stone flooring, and provides plenty of daylight, while simultaneously ensuring a glare-free shopping environment.

Christof Egger
Head of Architecture and Design

Tel.: +43 662 4471-0

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