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14th April 2016

Centro Commerciale Arese Milan - Italy

Everything began 20 years ago with the acquisition of an articulated building which is situated in an area full of entrepreneurial history, the historical Alfa Romeo from where some of the most beautiful cars in the history of motoring had been created.

The Centre is quite another thing, it is true, but it has the virtue of having given back dignity to a piece of territory which otherwise it would be only left a multitude of empty warehouses and at the mercy of the decline.

Thanks to the signature of the architect De Lucchi, an iconic, exclusive and incomparable structure was built, whose uniqueness is represented by 3 principal aspects: dimensions, structure and contents.

With its total 120,000 sq.m, it’s the biggest shopping gallery in Italy and among the biggest in Europe, and it winds across 93,000 sq.m of internal spaces (ground floor: 55,000 sq.m.; first floor: 38,000 sq.m.). The Centre, which is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (7 days out of 7, every day of the year), includes more than 200 logos overall of which 20 are dedicated to food service and coffee bars, has more than 6,000 parking spaces available for a welcome with no equal for a potential constituency of users of 13,000,000 people per year. The jobs which have been created vary from source to source: there is someone saying 1,200 and someone talking about more than 2,000.