Centrum Galerie, Dresden
Centrum Galerie Shopping Mall, Dresden, Germany.Architect: Peter Kulka Architektur Dresden Built: 2009
The former GDR 'Centrum' department store was designed by Hungarian architects Ferenc Simon and Ivan Fokvari and built in 1978. It was converted to a Karstadt after the fall of Communism. Karstadt later moved across the street to a new, larger building and the Centrum building was demolished in spring 2007 so a new, huge mall, 'Centrum Galerie', could be built on the site. With a total retail space of 52.000 m², 'Galerie' is the biggest shopping mall in Dresden. The car park includes around 1.000 spaces.