June 2020 - Skopje East Gate

The Gate to Shopping of 2020


East Gate Mall is a destination mall of the new generation and extends on GBA 147,000 m2 and offers a GLA of 53.000 m2. The mall extends on a rectangular land plot, with two levels (GF+1) and two underground parking levels with capacity of 2000 parking spots.

The mall which is showcasing 250 retail units, provides by far the largest mix of retailers and is expected to attract a significant number of retailers and brands currently not present In Macedonia, including here several anchor retailers that are already present in the neighboring markets.


Located on the east side of Skopje, on two of the most frequent boulevards in the city, the East Gate Mall has excellent visibility, accessibility and footfall potential. The primary and secondary catchment areas on its east side, are in distance of 3 km and have access by any transportation means. The urban population, as well as the population from sub-urban areas gravitating to Skopje contribute with total number of ca. 600K+ people. The Project will deliver the first super-regional mall in Skopje, that will retain the Macedonian shoppers, and attract the neighboring shoppers from Kosovo, Southern Serbia, as well as foreigners and tourists passing frequently on the highway.


Not only will the new East Gate Mall provide different shopping experience to the customers, but also significant emphasis is also placed on entertainment, sports and social life. Namely the mall will also include sizable fitness area with different sport activities, several restaurants, and an open-air-amphitheater intended as social gathering place that will create synergies between the mall and the residential buildings. The place has almost everything a family wishes for: children entertainment, playgrounds and cinema.

East Gate Mall will blend in specific styles and brands, and it will bring together attractive retail outlets, restaurants and contemporary entertainment spaces, becoming the meeting point for all generations.

With its unique architecture and functionality, the East Gate Mall will be step ahead of other similar retail properties not only in Macedonia but also in the region. The unconventional mall design incorporates a glass roof top street called ,,East Gate Boulevard” that connects the Mall from one end to another. East Gate Boulevard features the high street brands and is the most prominent fashion street in the mall. It is also a corridor that leads towards the green areas behind the mall and the open space amphitheatre as well as East Gate Living. Other breath-taking Interior sections like The Egg, Children Court and the Green Court Café as well as The Hanged Forest makes the place a full day destination for all generation people. The Food Court with more than 800 seats offers different exquisite tastes and flows into the Ring Café which hoovers over the East Gate Boulevard.

Dining premium restaurants, with green views – will be among the few more inspiring places in the city and will represent the new dining style and gourmet delicacies.

Convenient and compelling shopping 

Spacious shopping tracks designed with style and exquisite taste, with lots of light and room provides great comfort for visitors who want to feel like walking outdoors.

As the largest shopping mall in the entire region, with over 250 international and local brands, East Gate Mall will deliver an unprecedented retail experience in terms of variety and quantity. The tenant mix is carefully planned to combine all needs in one place: supermarket with fresh groceries, as well as electronics, fashion, books, toys, accessories and services.

,,The constructing activities start in early spring 2019 and we plan the mall opening by autumn 2020. Considering the modern outlook and diverse retail offer, concentration of anchor brands and 40% of new brands participation, East Gate Mall is becoming number 1 retail place for shopping. We plan to open the mall with 100% occupation and the estimated number of visitors is over 12 million in the first year after its opening.” – stated Igor Davkov, the Chief Executive Officer of Skopje East Gate project.

The renowned Yazgan Design Architecture Inc. – author of East Gate project

Balfin Group, the company that has also opened the biggest shopping mall in Skopje, Skopje City Mall, at this moment has embarked on a new investment – the East Gate project. Balfin group is one of the biggest companies in the region that has offices in 9 countries and investments in shopping malls, commercial and residential real estate and a lot of stores.

Author of the East Gate project is one of the biggest architectural studios in Turkey, Yazgan Design Architecture Inc. that has received a lot of international awards among which LEAF, European и International Property Awards for projects such as Hamamyolu Urban Deck – Eskisehir, YDA Center Ankara and for Volkswagen Arena Istanbul.

Founded in 2003 by Kerem Yazgan and Begüm Yazgan, both PhD. Architects, Yazgan Design Architecture Inc. is an architectural, interior, landscape and graphic design and construction firm based in Ankara, Turkey. With an experienced staff of 45 architects, landscape designers, technical draftsmen, graphic designers and IT experts, the company has signed on to many architectural, interior design and landscape projects. In the past 15 years, Yazgan Design Architecture has been published in 19 countries and has been awarded with 71 national and international design awards.