Palladium is the shopping mall located in the centre of Prague in the Czech Republic. It opened in 2007. The mall contains 170 shops and 30 restaurants, with a retail area of 39,000 square metres. There is also designated office space in the building totalling 19,500 square metres. It is one of the biggest shopping centres in the Czech Republic. It contains 200 tenants such as Marks & Spencer, H&M, Albert, Esprit, Marc O’Polo, Starbucks, Pizza Hut and Topshop incl. Burger King, Ugo, Mc Donalds and more.
Retail part of the PALLADIUM building is a holder of the BREEAM certificate, which is the most widely recognized certification for evaluating the overall quality of a building in 10 categories: energy and water use, health and wellbeing, innovation, land use, materials, pollution, waste, transport, and management processes. BREEAM has five rating benchmark levels and PALLADIUM reached its second best (Excellent).
The site where Palladium stands was under control of the Army until being sold in the 1990s. Construction on Palladium was announced in June 2005, with a projected completion date of autumn 2007. The new design has retained the facade of the previous Josef Barracks building. During the construction process, number of medieval ruins were found underneath the construction site in an archeological excavation.