Perfectly located within 10 minutes from the town of Biella, Gli Orsi stands as an important reference point for the entire commercial province. This attractive centre caters to 169,000 residents within a 30 minute radius. Gli Orsi offers free parking spaces for over 3,000 cars.
Innovative architecture inspired by the local historical and cultural heritage
The architecture of Gli Orsi, whose name refers to the heraldic emblem of Biella and its territory, pays homage to nature and to the internationally recognized city textile tradition. The approaching architecture and design is geared towards the environment that surrounds it. The desired theme while developing Gli Orsi was to represent nature and the beautiful scenery found in Biella. In addition, the local textile tradition is an important source of inspiration in the architectural study of the centre, incorporating colours, textures and fabrics in interior flooring and exterior facade.
A shopping centre built in full respect of the environment
An innovative architectural concept distinguished by the strong emphasis on environmental issues. Last September Gli Orsi obtained an ISO 14001 - an environmental certification on the management and construction of the development. This certification, issued by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), is the result of an implementation of the best environmental practices during construction, in line with the rigorous Environmental Management System (EMS) applied by Sonae Sierra to all its activities and in all countries where it operates.