The red carpet is being rolled out for the invitational guests to arrive at the Mall of Tripla in Helsinki’s Pasila district on October 16, 2019. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today
We joined a press tour at the Mall of Tripla in anticipation of its grand opening on Thursday, October 17.
Located in Pasila, Mall of Tripla will reportedly be the biggest shopping center in the Nordic
The main entrance was lined with mushroom-like white saucers balanced on a single sleek pillar, giving the front something of a futuristic look. In the courtyard, construction crews were busy applying last-minute finishing touches.
Mall of Tripla houses 250 shops and services. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today
The inside was just as
Each of the six floors has its own distinct look. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today
All the shops, bars
We spoke to Kati Kivimäki, CEO of Mall of Tripla, who shared with us her vision for the new shopping center. “This will be the new heart of Helsinki,” she said. “It will be a city within a city, offering a lot of shops, entertainment, totally new things to experience. There will be a hotel, office buildings, apartments—so a city within a city.”
Kati Kivimäki, CEO of Mall of Tripla. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today
Mall of Tripla is counting on its connectedness with the transport hub in Pasila, especially Pasila Railway Station, which is accessible from the mall’s fourth floor, for a steady stream of customers and visitors. And these visitors will have to focus to only get shopping done and not wander off on some other adventure.
As Kivimäki explained, “The biggest attraction is the Mall of Tripla itself. There is so much to see, so much to do. We have over 60 restaurants and coffee shops. We have a Finnish Music Hall of Fame. We have the ‘down under,’ with the surfing and the beach and an activity park. And on top of
Mall of Tripla opens on Thursday at 09:00 in the morning. According to Kivimäki, various events and activities are planned, not just on opening day, but until Sunday, making this a grand opening in the true sense of the word.
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