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Hotel Osijek is the tallest building in Croatia's 4th largest city of Osijek. Located close to the border with Serbia, Osijek experienced large scale bombing by rebel Serbs nearby. Hotel Osijek was the base for foreign journalists covering the war in Eastern Croatia and it came under relentless attack. It was temporarily repaired after hostilities stopped.

Now that the war has long been over, Hotel Osijek is getting a much needed make over from its ugly, damaged and brutalist appearance. The city of Osijek is getting also a much needed make over in relation to a new public square ......








Link to new Osijek Town Square .....

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=117445
 

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Gotta love the cladding job these MAL guys do:)
With all the recent wars, looks like they got their hands full and work to last a decade;)

Nice new look of that building by the way.
 
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Gotta love the cladding job these MAL guys do:)
With all the recent wars, looks like they got their hands full and work to last a decade;)

Nice new look of that building by the way.
Too many new buildings in the region are being re-done in the same blue glass. IMO its starting to look a bit boring ;)
 
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Too many new buildings in the region are being re-done in the same blue glass. IMO its starting to look a bit boring ;)
You are not wrong, what is with the blue glass everywhere? ..... from Ljubljana and now to Belgrade. Somebody give this company MAL a colour chart LOL!
 

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Le Meridien Moves Into SPLIT, CROATIA

Le Meridien Moves Into Croatia

Global hotel group, Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts has added to its European portfolio following the announcement that it has signed a management agreement for a 381-bedroom hotel in Split on the Croatian Adriatic coast.

The hotel, formerly one of Croatia's most luxurious resorts, is currently closed for redevelopment and will re-open as a Le Meridien in early 2006.

The hotel will be the only internationally affiliated hotel within the area of Split, and the plan is to develop a fully integrated sea front resort destination offering three restaurants, four bars and 2,000 square metres of flexible meeting space - the largest conference space in Croatia.

There will be health and leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, spa facilities, a private beach with water sports and two tennis courts. Also on site will be a casino, nightclub and medical centre.

Robert Riley, Le Meridien's chief executive officer said: "This hotel project represents a fantastic opportunity for Le Meridien to move into an emerging destination that has recently experienced ongoing stability and substantial growth. Strong inward investment and the anticipated accession to the EU over the next five years will also contribute to the overall success of the region."

Located on the sea front at Podstrana six kilometres to the south of Split city centre, the hotel is 20-minutes by road or boat from the city centre. It is a 40-minute drive from Split-Kastela International Airport, which is currently being redeveloped. The airport is served by a variety of international scheduled and chartered airlines from key European cities.

As well as being an important commercial city, Split is a popular tourist destination offering an attractive coastline with important historical and cultural elements. UNESCO lists much of the centre of the old city as being a world heritage site. It has one of the largest commercial ports on the Mediterranean attracting an increasing number of visitors and cruise-ship passengers.

London-based Le Meridien currently operates a portfolio of more than 130 upscale hotels in 56 countries worldwide, including 44 in Europe.
 

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It must be the legendary Hotel Lav....and very soon Le Meridien Split! Maybe some day Sheraton, Four Seasons, Hilton Village, Grand Hyatt.....
 

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AltiusAltiusAltius said:
It must be the legendary Hotel Lav....and very soon Le Meridien Split! Maybe some day Sheraton, Four Seasons, Hilton Village, Grand Hyatt.....
I'm glad you know which one it might be LOL because I cant remember that part of the coast :) ........ Its funny how these places changes names with each take over. It gets consufing I agree after a while ....
 

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I'm glad you know which one it might be LOL because I cant remember that part of the coast :) ........ Its funny how these places changes names with each take over. It gets consufing I agree after a while ....
You don't remeber a parts of Croatia?Shame on you!!!
 
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I trvelled this year to Split and its a beautiful city on the Croat seaside. Lots of more highrise apartment being built. A great metroplis!
 

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Brand new Dalmatina (Zagreb-Split) highway in Croatia

Brand new Dalmatina (Zagreb-Split) highway in Croatia



Well, I was drive all over from Zagreb to the Adriatic Coast about 300 km on that brand new Croatian highway, and I must say that Croatia is ready for EU.

That highway is better than most highways in EU. Tunnel Sveti Rock long almost 6000 meters on the top of the mountain in Dalmatia is excellent. View from resting plaice on exit from that tunnel and on the entrance in Dalmatia is excellent. The most impressive thing is that this highway all over from Zagreb to Adriatic Coast is cover with electronics. In tunnels surveillance cameras are all over tunnels, over the road on almost every few kilometers are digital signs where you are able to see how much degrees are temperature outside in combination with digital warning traffic signs. What I must mention is nature around that highway.

Dalmatina highway photos - Click to enlarge image
 

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Construction Of Hypo Alpe-adria Bussines Centre In Zagreb

CONSTRUCTION OF HYPO ALPE-ADRIA CENTRE



How will all that look like



On the corner of Marohnićeva Street and Slavonska Avenue in Zagreb we are building our new Hypo Alpe-Adria Centre, a multi-functional business complex of total gross area of approx. 86.000 m2. The Centre will consist of four buildings: building 1 that will mostly be reserved for Hypo Group and partially for rental; building 2 that will consist of large congress centre for 1000 persons, 10 seminar rooms, wellness centre; building 3 that will have offices and business premises and building 4 with kindergarten, apartments and business premises. All premises are for rental only. The completion of the whole project has been planned for the end of year 2005.

If you are interested in renting premises in our new Centre, you can contact:

Alpe-Adria Investments d.o.o.
Amruševa 6
10000 Zagreb

Contact Persons:

Goranka Vučetić, dipl. ing. građ.
Tel. +385/1/3037-382
Fax: +385/1/3037-390
E-mail: [email protected]
and
Melita Zaić
Tel. +385/1/3037-383
Fax: +385/1/3037-390
E-mail: [email protected]
 

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Very nice.
 
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i have monitored the construction progress of this building for a while, it could move a bit quicker, the main structure has been sitting like that for months, they at least could get the curtain wall started.
 

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Rijeka World Trade Centre

Work is fast proceeding on the construction of the "Rijeka WTC" in the Croatian port city of Rijeka. Below are a couple of construction pictures and some information.

The Rijeka WTC is a large shopping centre which includes a 15 level office building. The total size of the retail area is 140,000 sqm over 5 levels making it one of the largest complexes in that part of Europe. Already nearly 50% of the area has been purchased or leased.

The complex is set to be completed in the first half of 2006 and so far 3 underground levels have been completed and the first 2 levels of the office tower. Once complete it will create 1300 new jobs. There are also a number of other important projects underway in Rijeka.




"WTC Shopping Centre Rijeka" Growing
Rijeka, 2nd September 2004

The multipurpose trade centre “WTC Shopping Centre Rijeka”, with the total covered surface area of 140,000 m2, planned to be opened in the first half of the year 2006, is becoming reality. Numerous journalists could see for themselves when they accompanied Rijeka mayor Vojko Obersnel and members of the City Administration in their visit to this large building site.

The “WTC Shopping Centre Rijeka” project manager Sergio Innocenti pointed out that it is going to be one of the most beautiful, most modern and most functional of the multipurpose trade centres, not only in Croatia, but Europe as well. For its realisation, an investment of round 150m Euros has been envisaged, while it will employ round 1,300 people once it has become completed.

The building of such a demanding object has become possible due to the seriousness of the investor Policentro Rijeka d.o.o., but also due to the good cooperation with local authorities, first of all the mayor, who, since the very beginning, has had trust in this project, despite all the problems that accompanied its realisation, emphasised Innocenti.

Three underground floor levels have been built, as well as the first two floor levels of the business tower. The future ground floor, the location for a large supermarket, is just being built. Almost 43% of the trade area have already been sold or leased on a long term, particularly larger trade areas, while the final internal arrangement of the business tower will depend on future buyers, with whom negotiations are still being held. Although housing facilities have not been envisaged in the business tower, there have been enquiries for the purchase of flats, in case there is such a possibility. This is something still to be pondered upon, clarified Innocenti. Therefore, the internal arrangement will depend on the sale of the space. Negotiations with Italian companies that already have are planning to open their representations in Rijeka, namely, Croatia, are also underway.

Policentro d.o.o. Rijeka, in the majority ownership of “Policentro S.p.a.” from Italy, company that specialises in building important multipurpose trade centres in Italy and abroad, is the investor. Rizzani de Eccher S.p.a., from Udine in Italy, is in charge of carrying out the construction works. Through its Croatian branch, Rizzani de Eccher d.o.o., they outsourced the building of the foundations to the GP Krk d.d., while Montmontaža d.d. took over the construction works. December 2005 is the scheduled time of completion, while the opening of the Centre is envisaged for the first half of the year 2006.

Mayor Obersnel expressed his satisfaction with the dynamics of construction works, namely, the WTC Rijeka completion by 2006. This biggest single investment in the city will provide new facilities, a new quality of services and new standards, and, what is most important is that the Trade Centre will employ 1,300 people, pointed out Obersnel.

The participation of the city in the project realisation consists in the building of the roundabout. The making of its project documentation is underway, while its realisation follows in the year 2005. All the project documentation for the building of tunnel connections to the future road D-404, the construction of which will coincide with the building of WTC Rijeka, has been completed. The City of Rijeka owns about 9% of the WTC Company Rijeka and, according to the Agreement, this part ownership will be refunded to the city upon the completion of the construction works.

The first four floor levels will locate round hundred and sixty smaller or larger shops as well as nine large trade spaces of more than 1,000 m2, among which also a hypermarket of over 8,000 m2.

The fifth floor level is intended for entertainment and leisure facilities, being planned for 10 multiplex cinemas, restaurants, fitness clubs and other entertainment and sports facilities.

Besides the underground car parks, seven above the ground car parks will be built, situated sideways from the trade floor levels, with a total of round 64,000 m2 of car park surface area and 2,150 parking places for cars.

The complex also envisages a fifteen-floor business tower, with offices, congress and conference halls, suitable for holding different manifestations. The Centre will be within easy reach by car or public transport. In order to improve the traffic flow, a one-way road will be built around the whole of the complex, thus enabling a fast and undisturbed car traffic and an easier reach of the car parks on all of the floor levels.

Incoming and outgoing tunnel connections to the fast road D-404 have also been planned.
 

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Rijeka World Trade Centre

Work is fast proceeding on the construction of the "Rijeka WTC" in the Croatian port city of Rijeka. Below are a couple of construction pictures and some information.

The Rijeka WTC is a large shopping centre which includes a 15 level office building. The total size of the retail area is 140,000 sqm over 5 levels making it one of the largest complexes in that part of Europe. Already nearly 50% of the area has been purchased or leased.

The complex is set to be completed in the first half of 2006 and so far 3 underground levels have been completed and the first 2 levels of the office tower. Once complete it will create 1300 new jobs. There are also a number of other important projects underway in Rijeka.




"WTC Shopping Centre Rijeka" Growing
Rijeka, 2nd September 2004

The multipurpose trade centre “WTC Shopping Centre Rijeka”, with the total covered surface area of 140,000 m2, planned to be opened in the first half of the year 2006, is becoming reality. Numerous journalists could see for themselves when they accompanied Rijeka mayor Vojko Obersnel and members of the City Administration in their visit to this large building site.

The “WTC Shopping Centre Rijeka” project manager Sergio Innocenti pointed out that it is going to be one of the most beautiful, most modern and most functional of the multipurpose trade centres, not only in Croatia, but Europe as well. For its realisation, an investment of round 150m Euros has been envisaged, while it will employ round 1,300 people once it has become completed.

The building of such a demanding object has become possible due to the seriousness of the investor Policentro Rijeka d.o.o., but also due to the good cooperation with local authorities, first of all the mayor, who, since the very beginning, has had trust in this project, despite all the problems that accompanied its realisation, emphasised Innocenti.

Three underground floor levels have been built, as well as the first two floor levels of the business tower. The future ground floor, the location for a large supermarket, is just being built. Almost 43% of the trade area have already been sold or leased on a long term, particularly larger trade areas, while the final internal arrangement of the business tower will depend on future buyers, with whom negotiations are still being held. Although housing facilities have not been envisaged in the business tower, there have been enquiries for the purchase of flats, in case there is such a possibility. This is something still to be pondered upon, clarified Innocenti. Therefore, the internal arrangement will depend on the sale of the space. Negotiations with Italian companies that already have are planning to open their representations in Rijeka, namely, Croatia, are also underway.

Policentro d.o.o. Rijeka, in the majority ownership of “Policentro S.p.a.” from Italy, company that specialises in building important multipurpose trade centres in Italy and abroad, is the investor. Rizzani de Eccher S.p.a., from Udine in Italy, is in charge of carrying out the construction works. Through its Croatian branch, Rizzani de Eccher d.o.o., they outsourced the building of the foundations to the GP Krk d.d., while Montmontaža d.d. took over the construction works. December 2005 is the scheduled time of completion, while the opening of the Centre is envisaged for the first half of the year 2006.

Mayor Obersnel expressed his satisfaction with the dynamics of construction works, namely, the WTC Rijeka completion by 2006. This biggest single investment in the city will provide new facilities, a new quality of services and new standards, and, what is most important is that the Trade Centre will employ 1,300 people, pointed out Obersnel.

The participation of the city in the project realisation consists in the building of the roundabout. The making of its project documentation is underway, while its realisation follows in the year 2005. All the project documentation for the building of tunnel connections to the future road D-404, the construction of which will coincide with the building of WTC Rijeka, has been completed. The City of Rijeka owns about 9% of the WTC Company Rijeka and, according to the Agreement, this part ownership will be refunded to the city upon the completion of the construction works.

The first four floor levels will locate round hundred and sixty smaller or larger shops as well as nine large trade spaces of more than 1,000 m2, among which also a hypermarket of over 8,000 m2.

The fifth floor level is intended for entertainment and leisure facilities, being planned for 10 multiplex cinemas, restaurants, fitness clubs and other entertainment and sports facilities.

Besides the underground car parks, seven above the ground car parks will be built, situated sideways from the trade floor levels, with a total of round 64,000 m2 of car park surface area and 2,150 parking places for cars.

The complex also envisages a fifteen-floor business tower, with offices, congress and conference halls, suitable for holding different manifestations. The Centre will be within easy reach by car or public transport. In order to improve the traffic flow, a one-way road will be built around the whole of the complex, thus enabling a fast and undisturbed car traffic and an easier reach of the car parks on all of the floor levels.

Incoming and outgoing tunnel connections to the fast road D-404 have also been planned.
 

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Zadar Croatia - Urban Renewal Projects

Zadar (Not to be confused with Croatia's capital Zagreb) is a seaside port city located in Northern Dalmatia) and services a population of close to 100,000 citizens.

As a result of the new Zagreb-Split motorway which opened this year, travel time between Zagreb & Zadar is no more than a couple of hours. The city of Split is even closer.

Zadar is a historic city since Roman times and contains many Roman Era relics and also many early Medieval Croatian buildings.

Surrounding the city is a number of popular resort towns, islands and numerous holiday retreats owned by the "Northeners" or "Purgers" as those people living in Zagreb are refered to.

Two major projects are the redevelopment of former industrial sites and there are many more.

Below is the master plan of the redevelopment of "TIZ" of the former complex of the "Textile Industy of Zadar" which occupies one of the most attractive locations right in the city centre. The redevelopment involves the contruction of a variety of buildings including .....

15 level office tower with underground car parks
2 x 7 level residential buildings
1 x 6 level residential building
Reconstruction of the former "TIZ" office building
2 x smaller commercial buildings
Retail podium levels

Link to Master Plan released late 2003 (Click on image to increase)
http://www.grad-zadar.hr/forum/viewthread.php?action=attachment&tid=110&pid=497



The second major urban renewal project released today is the complete reconstruction of 2 sections of waterfront to the eastern and western flanks of the city.

This creates 2 new waterfront area which include the following

new promenades
new beaches
swimming pools
sculptures
bicycle tracks
playgrounds, etc


The projects also involves the creation of new residential complexes and 2 new hotels on the site of the "INA" and "Maraska" warehouse complexes ...



Article in Croatian .....

PROSTORNI PLAN Arhitekt Nikola Bašić predstavio studiju uvala Maestral i Dražanica
Zadar dobiva svoju Barcelonetu

Autor Goran ŠIMUNOV

ZADAR - Na sjednici zadarskoga Gradskog poglavarstva poznati arhitekt Nikola Bašić predstavio je prostorno-programsku studiju dviju gradskih uvala - Maestrala i Dražanice koje su uz gradsku rivu, prema njegovim riječima, najatraktivniji zadarski priobalni prostor i potencijalna zadarska Barceloneta.
- Ta studija nije obvezujući dokument, nego je samo pogled na zadarske potencijale, povezivanje privatnog i javnog interesa kako bi se razvio i unaprijedio Zadar, posebice njegova turistička ponuda i urbani javni standard - kazao je Bašić. U studiji je planirano da se ispred obiju uvala sagrade valobrani na platformama unutar kojih će biti šetnica, a s vanjske bi strane trebala biti plaža. Valobrani bi betonskom zavjesom zaštitili sadržaje od udara jugozapadnih i zapadnih vjetrova. U uvalama bila bi privezišta - plutajući pontoni za privez brodova, a na obali bili bi biciklistička staza i jednosmjerni kolnik. Od zanimljivih sadržaja tu su podvodni akvarij na rtu između uvala, kompleks malih bazena, kupališta i igrališta na mjestu Marexa, a arhitekt je planirao i barkarijolsku stazu između Puntamike i Đige, gradskog lukobrana.

Na mjestu Inina skladišta sagradio bi se hotel, u susjedstvu bi bilo malo stambeno naselje, na mjestu tvornice Maraska još jedan hotel, u zaleđu depadanse, rezidencijalni stanovi i trgovački kompleks, a ispred njih na obali umjetni otočić s bazenčićem. Na sjednici je Gradskog poglavarstva gradskoj komunalnoj tvrtki Obale i lučice odobrena uporaba tzv. lisica za blokiranje nepropisno parkiranih vozila.
 

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Here are also two new projects for Zadar City ......

New Sports and Entertainment Centre


New Aquatic Centre
 
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