Istanbul, 23 Aralık 2021
- Marmara Forum and Forum Mersin welcome guests following extensive renovations
- Marmara Forum is one of the largest shopping malls in Istanbul with 300 stores and a gross leasable area of 135,000 sqm.
- Forum Mersin is a key attraction point of Mersin and southern Turkey with 200 stores and a gross leasable area of 72,000 sqm.
More sunlight and a greener shopping experience
Multi Turkey, the Turkish division of Multi Corporation, one of the largest commercial asset management companies in Europe, today announced the completion of renovations at Marmara Forum and Forum Mersin in Turkey. Both shopping centers have undergone complete refurbishments encompassing food courts and corridors, elevators, lighting and communal areas; all redesigned with a clear vision of the future.
Marmara Forum is one of 14 assets managed by Multi Turkey. Following the refurbishment programme, the shopping centre now benefits from significantly more sunlight, new architectural flourishes and optimised planning. The use of LED lighting creates a contemporary ambiance in a more comfortable and greener atmosphere.
The new Garden Zone terrace is a fully landscaped 5,000 sqm space that has been transformed into a unique leisure area that will host open-air events in spring and summer. All common spaces have been fully refurbished and the Food Zone has been equipped with all new features including seating, lighting and green areas.
Marmara Forum was also renovated with its smaller visitors in mind. Design elements inspired by water drops, rain and bubbles feature in the “Olley Kids Zone” which is becoming one of the most popular family activity areas in Istanbul. The plexiglass decorations featured in this area provide a striking Aurora Borealis effect at night.
A better reflection of the warmth of the south
Forum Mersin, which opened in 2007, also underwent a comprehensive refurbishment with a new and innovative Food Zone at its heart. Every element of the 3,600 sqm food court, from the furniture to ceiling, lighting and flooring, was upgraded with a more urban profile, a warmer touch and a greener perspective. The 980 sqm terrace area was also redesigned so that visitors can now enjoy the open air and sun in a particularly comfortable environment.
The playground was reimagined with a new Kids Zone theme. Additionally, all signages and information counters were redesigned to optimise customer satisfaction and ease of use. The Green Tower, Red Tower and Silver Towers of Forum Mersin were similarly redesigned to improve the urban landscape. Honeycomb shaped common spaces further reflect the fertile lands of the region, becoming green, modern, comfortable, entertaining and impressive places for visitors.
Tuğrul Cömert, Director of Mall Management, Multi Turkey, said: “Multi Turkey has successfully refurbished Marmara Forum and Forum Mersin, two of the most popular retail destinations in their respective regions. Fully rejuvenated, Marmara Forum and Forum Mersin now offer their visitors of all ages a much more attractive and comfortable experience in significantly more modern, well-lit and sustainable environments.”