ATRIO is located right at the intersection between Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Here at the intersection of three countries, three languages and three cultures, ATRIO has developed into a platform for the people of these regions. The slogan "shopping senza confini" makes ATRIO the first themed shopping center in Austria and the Alps-Adriatic region. The phrase "senza confini" comes from Italian and means "without borders/limitless".
ATRIO has won numerous international prizes over the last few years.
Amongst other things these were for the planning and construction method based on sustainability, and the use of resources to save energy and reduce emissions. 652 energy piles enable approximately 500 tons of CO₂ to be saved every year.
The efficient and environmentally-friendly use of geothermal energy takes place all year round: in winter ground heat is used for heating via a heat pump, and in summer it is used to cool the building by means of cooling systems. The energy piles offer several benefits, such as the reduction in running costs, lack of dependency on fossil fuels and the high level of cost-effectiveness.
ATRIO shopping senza confini
ATRIO, Carinthia's largest shopping center, was opened in its entirety on Monday, 19 March 2007. ATRIO is the largest, most attractive and above all most spectacular shopping center in the Alps-Adriatic region: in a leasable area of 38,700 m² it offers over 80 attractive shops, food outlets and service businesses, 2,000 extra-wide free parking spaces and exceptional architecture both indoors and out.
In addition, thanks to the consistent staging of the "three countries" concept it is the first themed shopping center in Austria. The developer and operator of ATRIO, SES Spar European Shopping-Centers, invested EUR 94 million.