CentrO is a shopping mall in Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It forms part of a large commercial development called the Neue Mitte ("new center").

Interior view of CentrO
LocationOberhausen, Germany
AddressNeue Mitte Oberhausen
Opening date12 September 1996
OwnerCentrO Management GmbH / Unibail-Rodamco / Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
ArchitectRhode, Kellermann, Wawrowsky
No. of stores and services450+
Total retail floor area200,000 m2 (2,200,000 sq ft)

CentrO is Germany's largest shopping mall. The development was rather controversial, with neighbouring municipalities opposing the size and scope of the project, fearing a loss of sales to businesses in their city centers.[1]


  1. Basten, Ludger: "Die Neue Mitte Oberhausen: Ein Großprojekt der Stadtentwicklung im Spannungsfeld von Politik und Planung"; Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 1998 (in German). ISBN 3-7643-5903-X

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