|Major award for die Shopping City Süd – Austria’s largest shopping centre: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), the premier global developer and operator of Flagship Destinations, is rebranding six shopping centers in four European markets as Westfield Destinations in September 2021. Like its counterpart in Vienna the Donau Zentrum, Shopping City Süd becomes "Westfield Shopping City Süd " and is completely rebranded - offline and online. With this milestone, the most popular shopping centre in Austria becomes part of the renowned Westfield network of flagship shopping centres in Europe and the USA, which together reach over one billion customers per year.
|To further enhance the recreational effect for its customers, the SCS is building the Multiplex Terraces. The terraces of 8 restaurants with more than 1,000 m², surrounded by a landscaped park and a large event zone, invite customers to linger and relax.|
Since completion of the renovation work in the fall of 2013, the SCS and multiplex have shone in new splendor. The new main plazas "Garden Plaza" and "Water Plaza" form central highlights in the center, the light-flooded common areas create a pleasant atmosphere and even the youngest guests get their money's worth in the Kids Area.
670,000 sq. ft. floor space
|The SCS is Austria's first 4-star shopping center. What you previously only knew from the hotel industry is now also coming true for shopping lovers: The SCS is the first shopping center in Austria to receive a 4-star seal of approval! The seal of approval, inspired by the hotel industry, comprises an extensive catalog of measures with 684 criteria from the areas of design & architecture, comfort & cleanliness, entertainment & quality of stay, and accessibility & parking. The independent verification by means of documentation and on-site acceptance was carried out by a renowned international certification institute and is verified annually by unannounced inspections. The catalog was launched by the company's own group, Unibail-Rodamco, to recognize the top locations. The entire SCS team contributed to obtain this great award and continues to work every day to maintain it.|
|After several months of renovation, the SCS finally said goodbye to its 70s charm on November 27, 2013, and celebrated this in grand style. In addition to national celebrities such as Arabella Kiesbauer and Céline Roschek, the international model of the 80s, Jerry Hall, was also among the guests. Many natural elements, daylight, open spaces and lounge areas invite you to linger and feel good.|
|The major remodeling of the SCS will start in 2012. More than 100 million euros will be invested in design, building services and the renovation of the outdoor facilities.|
|The SCS Park opens on the site of the former Motorcity and Sale City South. The newly revitalized site, embedded in a park landscape, offers a center for specialty stores. Among others, Wein & Co, Haas and BabyOne are settling here. With a sales area of 17,000 m², the stores at SCS Park offer customers a wide selection of specialized products.|
|In September 2002, a closed mall connection from the SCS main building via IKEA to the SCS multiplex is completed. This creates a closed building with a length of almost one kilometer and a sales area of 225,000 m2 , enabling customers to shop regardless of the weather.|
|In order to meet customer demands for attractive leisure activities, the SCS Multiplex was opened on October 25, 1994. A cinema center with nine screens and a total of 2,200 seats - the first of its kind in Austria - 24 bars and restaurants, a disco and 29 stores offer an attractive range of services, especially for younger customers.|
|On October 2, 1988, the SCS takes its next major expansion step towards the south with the opening of the extension building: on an additional sales area of 40,000 m², another 70 new stores and catering establishments move into the SCS. The IKEA furniture store will thus have a direct link to the SCS Mall. The picture shows the current Water Plaza. Important companies settle in the office center tower built at the same time, and the SCS becomes a corporate hub in the industrial district of Lower Austria South.|
|Six years after the opening, the annual turnover on the SCS site is already 3.3 billion shillings. The picture shows today's Garden Plaza.|
|The first IKEA furniture store in Austria opens on the SCS site. In this year, the SCS already reaches a number of visitors of 7.5 million and the total turnover of 2 billion shillings exceeds all expectations. In the northern part of the area, the first specialty stores are built (today from Sport Experts to Conrad) and with the Novotel, the first hotel on the area. From 1998 to 2015 it was run under the name Hotel Arnia.|
|In the early 1970s, Austrian entrepreneur Hans Dujsik began planning a shopping city in the south of Vienna. In the midst of farmland and abandoned brick ponds, Austria's first large shopping center was built at the intersection of the most important traffic routes of Central Europe. On September 22, 1976, today's SCS headquarters opened on a site of 19 hectares with a sales area of 100,000 m2 and 160 stores.|