CLIENT Renaissance Development
SERVICES Concept Design
The Kozzy Retail Centre, developed by Amstar and Renaissance, 14,000 m2 features over 60 retail units that provide visitors a high-quality mix of retail choices. The mall also includes both indoor and outdoor terrace restaurants and cafes, as well as a nine-screen cinema. Located in a high-density residential area in Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, the mall is easily accessible via a nearby bus stop and an underground parking garage that has 260 parking bays. The Kozzy Retail Centre opened its doors in 2010 with 100% occupancy and has since had wide acclaim winning the “Best Shopping Center of the Year” Award by the Trade Council of Shopping Centers and Retailers (AMPD) in 2011 and received the “Europe’s Best Shopping Center Award” at the ICSC’s (International Council of Shopping Centers) European Shopping Center Awards.
In addition to its high-quality retail and functional design, the Centre is also home to offices that host local Council Chamber meetings, the 400-seat Gönül Ülk-Gazanfer Özcan Theatre Hall and an art exhibition centre. The outdoor plaza can be closed off for public festivities and the interior atrium, with ample seating and quality finishes, is an optimal social space for the community. As most people are able to arrive on foot, the mall embodies a convenience mixed use concept – reducing travel time and costs in a busy city with expensive transport.