Redi (shopping centre)

Redi (Finnish: Kauppakeskus Redi; stylized as REDI) is a shopping centre in Kalasatama, Helsinki, Finland. With its gross leasable area of 64,000 square metres (690,000 sq ft), it is the eighth largest shopping centre in Finland.[1]

Redi shopping centre
Kauppakeskus Redi
Redi shopping centre logo
Redi 2018.jpg
The shopping center Redi photographed in 2018, with Majakka under construction in the background
LocationHelsinki, Finland
Coordinates60°11′13″N 24°58′45″E / 60.18694°N 24.97917°E / 60.18694; 24.97917Coordinates: 60°11′13″N 24°58′45″E / 60.18694°N 24.97917°E / 60.18694; 24.97917
AddressHermannin rantatie 5,
Opening dateSeptember 20, 2018 (2018-09-20)
OwnerSRV Oy,
Ilmarinen,
Osuuspankki,
Lähi-Tapiola
No. of stores and services175
Total retail floor area64,000 square metres (690,000 sq ft)
No. of floors5 + park on roof
Websitewww.redi.fi (in Finnish)

Redi was completed in September 2018. Redi was designed by architect Pekka Helin.[2] The shopping center is part of the Redi complex, which includes the highest residential building in Finland, the 134-meter and 35-storey Majakka.[3] The complex is estimated to cost over one billion euros.[4]

The shopping center is divided into two parts, named Stadi and Sköne. At the street level, the street Kalasatamankatu, running in north–south direction, demarcates the division. The Kalasatama metro station is located on the third floor of the center and is directly accessible from Redi.[2]

Redi's visitor amounts faded following the opening of the mall on September 20, 2018.[5]

Shops and servicesEdit

Redi has 175[6] shops in a total of about 200 business spaces. The largest stores are K-Supermarket, Lidl, Clas Ohlson, H&M and Halonen. The shopping centre has a total of 43 restaurants and cafes. On the ground floor there are several restaurants serving a variety of fast-food, plus an on-street Food Market, which consists of several restaurants.[7]

The first cinemas of the Estonian movie theater chain Cinamon in Finland are located in Redi.

On the roof of the shopping centre there is an open park, Bryga, which is the size of the Esplanadi park in Helsinki.[8]

NameEdit

In Finnish, "Redi" means a sheltered anchoring place in front of a harbor.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Redi täyttyi uteliaista heti avaamisensa jälkeen – HS näyttää minkälaista kauppakeskuksessa ja sen kattoterassilla on". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 20 September 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Kauppakeskus REDI valmistuu 2018 – tiloja vuokrataan nyt". Talouselämä (in Finnish). 26 October 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Suomen korkein asuintorni valmistuu parin vuoden päästä – neliöhinnat vetävät hiljaiseksi". MTV (in Finnish). 8 January 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Helsinkiin nousee kaksi tasavahvaa kauppakeskusta". Helsingin Uutiset (in Finnish). 29 March 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ Salmi, Sara; Lappeteläinen, Helena (16 November 2018). "Asiakkaat ovat kaikonneet kauppakeskus Redistä – yrittäjän mukaan tilanne on katastrofi ja konkurssi uhkaa". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Liikkeet". REDI (in Finnish). Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Ravintolat". REDI (in Finnish). Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Massiivinen kauppakeskus Redi avautuu torstaina – Kuvat: tältä sisällä näyttää vuorokausi ennen avajaisia". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 19 September 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. ^ Porthan, Timo. "Kalasataman REDI on jättihanke suomalaiselle kiviteollisuudelle". Kivi (in Finnish). Retrieved 12 December 2018.