BBI Centar picked up two top International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Awards at the ceremony in Paris this month. ICSC Awards are Europe’s most prestigious retail property awards that recognise the most outstanding examples of both new and redeveloped shopping centre schemes across the continent.
BBI Centar came out top in the category for New Developments (small) and also won the ReStore Award which recognises retail regeneration. ReStore Award rewards both the developer, BBI Real Estate, and the local authority, the City of Sarajevo, for a successful partnership that delivers a sustainable result for the local and regional community.
As a brand new, modern, multi-functional mall, BBI Centar has replaced Sarajka Shopping Centre as the symbol of the city. Located in the heart of the city, BBI Centar is not just a shopping centre, but a meeting place for all citizens and visitors to gather for performance, concerts, promotions and other events. The main goal of the design of the centre, which was inspired by the pulse of city life, was open space to connect the interior and exterior visually, like the galleries of Paris and Berlin, so both shoppers and pedestrians can experience the gallery-like design.
With 5 floors of retail space, 7,000m2 of office space and 460 parking spots, BBI Centar is the most modern mall in Sarajevo bursting with major and local brands. This development also features a supermarket, beauty centre, car wash, ATM machines, banks, restaurants and a playroom, making BBI a one-stop-shopping destination.