Our Climate Goals

As the largest, most beautiful and, above all, most spectacular shopping center in Carinthia, we show responsibility for people, the region and the environment – today and for future generations. ATRIO has therefore consistently focused on energy efficiency, proactive climate protection, alternative energy sources and sustainable mobility for many years. Our operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers has clear climate targets that will be implemented by 2050 at the latest.

88% less CO²-emissions

100% green electricity

46% energy savings

10 p.m.
Good for the environment – good for the night

Lights out at 10 p.m.

Artificial light at night has been proven to have serious negative consequences for the environment, people, nature and the climate.

That’s why ATRIO supports the “10 p.m. lights off” initiative and switches off the outdoor lighting and advertising from 9 p.m.

Mobility and Accessibility

With 2,000 extra wide free parking spaces at ATRIO Villach, you are guaranteed to find a suitable one for you! You can charge electric cars during your stay in the shopping center at our e-charging station on the parking deck. There is a height restriction of 2m on the parking deck and in the underground car park. There is also plenty of covered bicycle parking. In addition, the shopping center is easily accessible by public transport – you will find a stop in the immediate vicinity of the main entrance.

Sustainable Mobility

10 E-Charging Stations – 100% Green Electricity

A very good connection to public transport, bicycle parking spaces, a direct connection to the cycle path network and modern infrastructure for electromobility are the environmentally friendly alternative for a smooth shopping journey for our customers.

Public Transport Connection

Bus and Train

Train Station

There is a train station at Warmbad, about 20 minutes walk away.

Easy arrival by bus

ATRIO Villach can be reached with the bus line 4 of the company Dr. Richard/Bus:si. The bus station is right in front of ATRIO. You can also reach ATRIO with the line 5194 (Postbus) and live 8572 (Dr. Richard).

Bus scedules: Click here!

Our mobility services


Parking spaces for buses and camper vans
There are parking spaces for buses and camper vans at ATRIO Villach. They are available in the area of Augustin.
Public transport connections
The ATRIO Villach can be reached via bus, train and S train. The train station is 20 minutes’ walk away; the stop is 2 minutes’ walk away.
Arrival & parking in the ATRIO
2,000 XXL free parking spaces & connection to public transport. Find out more about travel options now!
Arrival & Parking

Energy management – with system

ATRIO works with a special energy management system in which energy consumption is continuously analyzed and measures are implemented to save energy and increase energy efficiency.

Free Cooling & optimized cooling

water reservoir for cooling

In early summer, the ground is used directly to cool the building. The medium cooled in the energy piles (use of geothermal energy) is pumped to the cold consumer using a circulation pump (=free cooling).

LED lighting

Gentle lighting

Conversion saves electricity and money Saving energy means protecting the climate. For many years, this has included concrete measures in the ATRIO, such as the gradual complete conversion to energy-saving LED technology in the shopping mall, the parking garage, on the parking deck and in the corridors and stair areas.

Energy production

652 bored piles are used as energy piles for heating and cooling. The ATRIO has won many international awards. Among other things, due to the planning and construction designed for sustainability as well as the energy and emission-saving use of resources. 652 energy poles enable savings of approx. 500 tons of CO₂ per year.

Geothermal energy is used efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner all year round: in winter, geothermal energy is used for heating using a heat pump, and in summer for building cooling using chillers. The energy piles result in a number of advantages, such as the reduction in operating costs, independence from fossil fuels and high cost-effectiveness.



What we do for the people

Sustainable corporate culture at SES

Our employees are our most important success factor; we create jobs in the region and are a platform for local retailers. As local supply centers, we offer the people of the region the most important products and services for everyday life.

Sustainable shop partners

The retailers, restaurateurs and service providers in the center name are also responsible for a variety of activities for a sustainable future.


International and national prizes and awards

Not only the unique architecture, but also the exemplary sustainability of the entire project caused a sensation and a large number of international awards. 652 bored piles are used as energy piles for heating and cooling. The waste heat is sent back into the ground and stored. Almost half of the energy required by the ATRIO is obtained in this way. 2,000 extra-wide free parking spaces and numerous service offers that guarantee stress-free shopping are also exceptional. The ATRIO is operated by SES Spar European Shopping Centers, the largest developer and operator of shopping centers in Austria and Slovenia.

ATRIO has received the following national and international awards:

LOB-Award, Kärnten
ICSC Best-of-the-Best Award for Sustainable Design
ICSC Solal Marketing Award
TRIGOS für soziale und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung, 1. Preis
ICSC International Design and Development Award
TRIGOS Award für CSR/Ökologie, 1. Preis
ICSC ReSource Award Supporting Sustainable Development
ICSC European Shopping Center Award/Commendation
Energy Globe Award, Kärnten, 2. Preis

ATRIO is TÜV certified

Hygiene and safety have always been top priorities at ATRIO Villach, which is managed by Austria’s market-leading shopping center operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers.

We show responsibility:

Sustainable corporate culture at SESEconomically, ecologically and socially – when it comes to the environment and society, center operator SES Spar European Shopping Centers thinks ahead and pursues a clear energy policy.
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