This is the plan of the new shopping
mall that will be built in Arese in occasion of Expo
This multifunctional center project
will develop on a surface of 298,000 square meters
(about 3.2 million square feet). This is about 68% of
the surface of Vatican City.
The project foresees and planar
linear surface (SLP) for the Shopping Mall sales
activity of 77,000 square meters and a surface for
tertiary and services of 15,000 square meters. There are
also 22,000 square meters intended for other activities
(reception, connection, etc.).
The central building (Edificio 1)
will host all sales, service or handcraft activities.
Those activities will develop on two
levels. The first level will be directly in front of the
parking lot (lower part on the map).
On the first ground floor, one can
arrive from four different entries on the front but
there is a plan to get inside also via other
communicating building units or directly from the
outside of the building.
This is the case of the hypermarket
(on the upper right) that will have entries towards the
front parking lot.
The comparison is with Milan Portello
Shopping Mall and one Outlet (like Serravalle or
Vicolungo): a sort of shopping Citadel.
There will be open air paths, events zones, internal
corridors and all that is needed to transform this area
in a shopping and entertainment magnet just few
kilometers outside Milan.
According to experts, this will be
the biggest Shopping Mall in Italy. According to others,
it will be the second or third one.
Just a comparison: Orio Center
Shopping Mall outside Bergamo occupies a 74,000 square
meters surface. Serravalle Outlet is built on 45,000
Edificio 2: in
the second building there are two small kiosks in the
nearby of the front entry to guarantee functional
discontinuity compared to the huge front of the
Edificio 3: in
the thirs building there will be space for a fast-food
franchise and it will develop on two floors with a small
frontal area for children.
Edificio 4: the
will be intended for logistic
this fitfth building should be a gas
If you have seen the previous project
(approved while the city was managed by Commissario
Pavone), you won't see the two parking towers any
longer: the parking lot will be external and
The number of foreseen parkings
are 5.286 (but the numbers make us believe they will
need much more).
Let's also add that after this
project, the whole ex-Alfa area will develop on
residential and productive areas that will produce an
even higher traffic to and fro.
According to those who have
approved the traffic plan intervention that has been
firstly approved by Commissario Pavone, this structure
will NOT bring a meaningful traffic increase in Arese.
The foreseen traffic data due to the
Shopping Mall alone are of
21.657 cars on Friday and 25.687
cars on Saturday. We are not considering heavy transport
of goods to the Shopping Mall!