The City Centre New Town shopping center or multi directional differs from traditional mall for its services and activities it performs. A shopping center is a structure that encloses a supermarket or hypermarket, surrounded by a number of shops shopping mall and catering.
The mall is directional instead characterized by a wider range of services. In the same structure in addition to the traditional business functions described above, there is a wide variety of services not only commercial in nature. The area reserved for commercial activities is flanked by other areas or sections shaped to accommodate functions such as offices, clinics, medical laboratories, offices or public institutions of the union.
In practice, the shopping center or multi-directional combines the traditional commercial structures of a wide range of public and social interest. Similarly the benefits and strengths of the malls ease of access and parking areas, heated air conditioned indoor space rationalization, safety, comfort become an added value for these social functions and public.
Another format that has been growing strongly in recent years, which is an aggregation of medium to large stores hypermarkets, furniture, housewares, outlets, department stores, DIY stores each with an independent entrance and is therefore absent a covered gallery located in suburban areas.