American Mall Spirit
The first shopping center in Hungary in which the spirit and basic development messages of American ‘malls’ – ease, optimism, and freedom of movement – were introduced. Pólus Center services a primary catchment area of over 500,000 consumers and includes 266 retail shops in an area of 58,000 m2. Key tenants include Media Markt, C&A, Hervis, Office Depot, Tesco, Drogerie Markt, OTP Bank, Orsay, Humanic, Reno, Marionnaud, Hollywood Multiplex, Libri, T-Mobile and Pannon. In addition to internationally recognized outlets, the center is home to hundreds of local retailers. Pólus Center also features a special entertainment, which was designed in the style of the Old West. This complex features a 19-lane bowling center, Pólus fitness, a billiard saloon, a 6-screen multiplex cinema and an ice rink surrounded by catering units.
- Commencement of construction: 1995
- Project opening: 1996
- General contractor: PSC Zrt.
- Gross leaseable area: 49,000
- Number of retail units: 240
- Parking stalls: 2300
- Designer: CET Studio and C-Cesar Studio
- Award: Quality Award of Budapest's Citizens 1997