Renoma Shopping Mall, Wroclaw

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Renoma is a shopping mall in Wrocław, and was once the biggest as well as the most high-end department store in the city. It is situated at 40 Świdnicka Street which connects the Market Square with Piłsudski Street in the historical centre of the city. Renoma was reopened on 25 April 2009, after major modernisation works.HistoryPre-warIn 1927, the Wertheim consortium in Berlin announced a contest for designing a department store in Wroclaw city center. Various renowned local architects submitted their projects: Erich Mendelsohn, Werry Roth, Theodor Effenberg and Herman Dernburg, whose concept won. Dernburg’s design was based on steel framework and at the time became the biggest department store in Breslau, encompassing 35,000 square meters and also the largest building of steel framework construction in Europe. In order to realize the project, a few buildings including well prospering hotel and 12 tenements in the location were demolished. All the works were finished in three years and Wertheim Department Store was opened on 2 April 1930. Thanks to Dernsburg’s visionary modern architecture, spacious stores and first use of escalators in the region of Lower Silesia, the department store turned out to be a successful project. Famous among customers was the very well supplied Toy Store display which was composed out of moving toy trains. At the time an idea to expand the store area further into the Savatorplatz existed however due to the Big Crisis it was dismissed. The Jewish Wertheim family did not enjoy the store’s success for long, as fascists came to power and as a result of series of anti-semitic actions they were forced to sell the store to AWAG . AWAG limited the retail activity of the store. Moreover, the famous luxury restaurant with terraces with panoramic view of the city was turned into a military canteen. On 12 March 1945 the building was heavily damaged in the course of bombing. Even though it was on fire for several days, the steel framework as well as some parts of ceramic elevation managed to survive.
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  • It is is not or ions in Japan, many containing more luxury brands like shopping malls. It is good is partly a little walk from the old town.
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  • ... on the Świdnica Street (Świdnicka ulica) in the plac Tadeusza Kościuszki. In the late 20s by the Group ´ Wertheim' built department store of most modern cutting, as it burned fortress Breslau in 1945 in the context of hostilities to the ´' inside completely out. Because the steel structure had remained largely intact, the facade (fortunately) almost entirely in the original style has been restored in the following years and the Communists opened the ´ 1948 here PeDeTe department store '. After the turning ´' and the late of 90's the building was given its present appearance a complete overhaul. Initially the No. 1 in terms of shopping, lost the - now 'as ´ Renoma' operating - company due to growing competition and numerous galleries mashed from the ground (partly nearby) more and more market share ' and is also not the today Buyer mass on. A high price-range and not particularly attractive interiors are the reasons that the price-conscious consumer of Polish his steps in other ´ shopping malls' directs, if he's looking for bargains. Lifetimes worth a visit, because sometimes there are but one or another store, the a ´ sale' is (as we recently - Feb 18 - here were, beating ´ Zara' his goods at sensationally low prices down) and there's still the roof terrace, from which to make a Hey Panoramic view of rvorragenden has.
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  • Renoma Shopping Mall is an interesting place for shopping, which is characterised by unusual architecture.  more »
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  • good sized shopping mall, plenty of high quality stores, clean, bright and welcoming plus they have an amazing ice cream shop there with flavours I have never seen anywhere else.
  • Very high quality shopping mall high standards. Neat..and so clean toilets amazing.
  • Pleasant shopping center, good selection of shops. Plenty of high end retail outlets. World food shop has some interesting foods, but is quite expensive.
  • Loved this shopping mall. Had all the designer shops with great prices. Worth a quick visit
  • Хороший торговый центр, в самом центре города. Много хороших магазинов. Внизу большая Bedroonka. Правда фудкорт - так себе.
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