Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2015 - Page 22

Photos: Renor Oy Redbrick Redemption Shopping centre Puuvilla re-energised an old industrial neighbourhood in Pori The citizens have voted – with their feet and wallets. As the shopping centre Puuvilla opened its doors on 30 October 2014 in Pori, Finland, people showed up in a big way. The shopping centre management had set a target of 80,000 customers for the extended weekend (Thursday through Sunday), but the four-day grand opening drew in almost 125,000 people. B ut with the economy playing the blues, how is it possible that a launch of a shopping