A10 Center - A10 Center
|Opening:||4. September 1996|
|Total area:||486.000 m²|
|Sales area :||66.000 m²|
|Operator:||ECE project management|
|Bahnhof:||Wildau train station|
|Omnibus:||Regional lines 735, 737, 738|
|Roads :||A 10|
|Parking spaces :||4000|
|Architects :||Lohmann Architects (conversion to a triangle), Phase2 architecture, Knud Jensen (interior design)|
The A10 Center is a shopping center in Wildau, Brandenburg . It is located directly at the Königs Wusterhausen junction of the A 10 in the Dahme-Spreewald district on the southern edge of Berlin . Its name is derived from this location.
On a total area of 486,000 m² there are around 200 shops on around 66,000 m² of sales area. There are around 4000 parking spaces at the A10 Center, 3000 of them in front of the building and another 1000 in the multi-storey car park .   About 1600 employees work in the A10 Center. 
Around 1,152,000 people live in the catchment area of the A10 Center. The percentage distribution of visitors is given as follows: around 16 percent come from Berlin, 22 percent from the Teltow-Fläming district and the remaining 62 percent come from the Dahme-Spreewald and Oder-Spree districts . Since it opened, around 100 million people have visited the shopping center, in 1997 alone it had around 4.75 million customers, and around 8 million in 2007. 
After the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification , the Wildaus municipal council looked for investors to build a shopping center in order to secure and improve the economic situation of the municipality. Wildau then came into contact with a company from Münster , which the local council granted approval for the construction of the shopping center. 
In 1995 a hardware store and the discount area of the center opened, and a petrol station was also built. A year later, the shopping center was fully opened. In 1999 a leisure center with cinemas, restaurants and a bowling center was added. In the next few years, the existing substance was expanded slightly, for example the furniture store was rebuilt in 2000 and the 'Technikwelt' opened in 2005. As early as 2003, the shopping and leisure center was connected to a boulevard. 
Between 2008 and 2011 the owners undertook an extensive expansion and modernization of the A10 Center to create the 'A10 Triangle'. The largest construction project was the erection of a triangular extension on the southern edge of the center on the former parking lot with space for around 70 additional shops. The main entrance was moved to this part of the shopping center and has been at the southern 'tip' of the triangle ever since. Delays in construction resulted from the insolvency of the owner company. The A10 Center was then sold to ECE Projektmanagement for around EUR 265 million after a tender .   The German Euroshop AG from Hamburg had also applied for the purchase. 
Currently (as of spring 2013) around 200 specialist shops, restaurants and service companies are located on around 66,000 square meters of retail space.  However, the center is also often used for trade fairs, job fairs and cultural events.
Architecture of the building complex
The Lohmann Architects and the 'Phase 2 Architecture' team had laid the foundations for the most recent expansion and renovation by 2010.  Knud Jensen and his colleagues from Nordwalde drafted proposals for the interior design . The most noticeable thing is an ellipse floating above the central south entrance area , which is intended to symbolically represent streets of Berlin. 
The A10 Center can be reached by car via the southern Berlin Ring A 10 , the Königs Wusterhausen junction, and is in the immediate vicinity of Berlin Brandenburg Airport . The B 179 also passes nearby. The parking spaces can be used free of charge. Bus lines serve the A10 center from the Wildau and Königs Wusterhausen train stations every 20 minutes. 
- A10 Center Wildau near Berlin ( Memento from September 23, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
- Directions & parking on the center website. Retrieved June 30, 2019 .
- A10 Kurier, 1st edition - Spring / Summer 2008 (PDF file; 2.7 MB). 2008, accessed June 30, 2019 .
- Festschrift for the 10th anniversary of the opening of the shopping center ( Flash Player required)
- A10 Center (Wildau / Berlin) ( Memento from June 10, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) on centermanager.de (Flash Player required)
- website German Euro Shop AG of Hamburg: purchase of the A10 Center , accessed on April 27, 2013
- Brief description of the A10 Center Wildau at www.berlin.de
- Phase 2 architecture: A10 Center Triangel ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
- "Berlin over head" in the A 10 - Center, Wildau ( Memento from January 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) on Rigips.de; Retrieved April 27, 2013
- There's a lot going on in the angular A10 ( Memento from November 25, 2010 in the Internet Archive ); Retrieved April 27, 2013