Sweden’s first environmentally certified mall is a green haven of retail therapy and design inspiration.


”In touch with nature” is a label rarely associated with suburban malls, but the Emporia Shopping Center is a surprising exception. A sanctuary unfolds as you step inside the birdsong-filled elevator, which is nestled in a shaft of plants. A waterfall burbles behind another glass elevator. Ride to the top and you discover a green roof the size of four soccer fields. Located in the Malmö district of Hyllie, which aims to set a global example in sustainable urban development, Emporia is the greenest mall in Scandinavia. The total floor space of 93,000 square meters houses three floors of shopping, food, art and design in an urban oasis of architecture. Boasting a range of eco-design features, Emporia is the first mall in Sweden to achieve BREEAM environmental certification. BREEAM is Europe’s most widespread system for environmental certification, aiming to reduce the building’s lifelong environmental impact.

  • #Americas
  • #Elevators
  • #Escalators & Autowalks
  • #New equipment
  • #Retail

Building facts

  • Completed: 2012
  • Size: 93,000 sqm
  • Flow: 25,000 visitors per day
  • Certification: BREEAM
  • Architect: Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor
  • Building owner: Steen & Ström
  • Developer: Steen & Ström
  • Contractor: Steen & Ström

KONE solutions

  • 5 KONE MonoSpace® elevators
  • 7 KONE MonoSpace® Special elevators
  • 3 KONE MonoSpace® Special scenic elevators
  • 8 KONE TranSys™ freight elevators
  • 25 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators
  • 1 KONE TransitMaster™ 120 escalator
  • 2 KONE TravelMaster™ 115 autowalks

Emporia Shopping Center

  • To modernize 27 elevators in one of the world’s biggest and busiest resorts while minimizing guest inconvenience throughout a two-year project
  • KONE controllers and regenerative drives delivered significant energy savings, improved reliability and ride quality
  • The KONE MDE3000 secure overlay system ensured that existing and modernized cars continued to work as a group, guaranteeing uninterrupted service during the project

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