Retail trade has recognized the opportunity of qualification and individualization through high-grade buildings. The trailblazers of outstanding and innovative commercial architecture today are, first of all, the inner city shopping malls and department stores. In many downtowns, modern shopping facilities have been developed as new focal points of attraction. Moreover, these new multi-functional complexes encourage the process of long-term revitalization of the inner cities. The richly illustrated volume, provided with detailed planning material, shows the latest tendencies in shopping architecture worldwide as seen in approximately 100 projects.