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Croatia's no 3 city has a number of big projects happening.

The current biggest project which is going through final approval stages is the Rijeka West Shopping / Office / Hotel project.

This is on top of the vast shopping centre and office complex of "Rijeka World Trade Centre" now under construction by Italian Property Developers "Policentro".

This project is being proposed by the same company which is currently constructing "Zagreb Shopping City". (www.shopping-city-zagreb.com)

The Architects are "ATP" from both Vienna and Zagreb offices.

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Shopping centre with 15 storey office tower on top of a glazed food pavillion enjoying spectacular views over the historic harbour of Rijeka. Adjacent 18 level hotel.

The developer is Austrian development firm Redserve GesmbH (Vienna)

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Redserve
http://www.redserve.at/?site=laufendeprojekte&lp=en

ATP Architects
http://www.atp.co.at/frameset/aktu_e.html



 
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I read somewhere they are building new hospital in Rijeka, is this true ?
And any news on University Hospital in Zagreb, did they re-start construction ?
 

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mic of Orion said:
I read somewhere they are building new hospital in Rijeka, is this true ?
And any news on University Hospital in Zagreb, did they re-start construction ?
I'm not too sure on the Hospital for Rijeka. Most likely its true since most Croatian hopsitals were upgraded after the war. Many more are getting the upgrades now ....
 

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Here is another render of the Rijeka West Retail / Office / Hotel project giving some perspective in relation to it surrounding area and the impact it will have on the Rijeka skyline, which I reckon is the best in Croatia. This render is from the website of Rijeka City Council .....



Trgovačko-poslovno-garažni kompleks s poslovnim tornjem
DPU usvojen (SN PGŽ 22/96 ), imovinsko-pravna priprema realizirana

Parcela P 8.100 m2
BRP 81.000 m2;
BRV 360.000 m3

Kontakt Direkcija za razvoj
Telefon 051 209 433
E-mail [email protected]
[email protected]

http://www.rijeka.hr/default.asp?gl=200401210000003
 

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Jesus Christ, mother of God, these twins look so nice… :runaway:
Do you know if construction alredy started? i just can't wait to see this project relized :) Rijeka realy deserves it.
 

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Jesus Christ, mother of God, these twins look so nice… :runaway:
Do you know if construction alredy started? i just can't wait to see this project relized :) Rijeka realy deserves it.
Nice aren't they? :D

They havent started work yet, everything is going through the final approval stages. This is a project that is being promoted by Rijeka City Council to which they recieved interest a year or so ago from the same Austrian company that is building "Zagreb Shopping City". The Company "Rijeka Zapadni Trgovački Centar d.o.o" has been registered in Croatia and has its office in Rijeka preparing this big project.

Basically what we have is a city government proposal that now has been backed by a private Austrian development company. This is a council that has initiative and it seems to have paid off.

There's more too which I will send you a PM.

It is expected to start later this year. :)
 

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mic of Orion said:
I read somewhere they are building new hospital in Rijeka, is this true ?
I think hospital in Rijeka is U/C, if not, construction should start very soon. Pity we don't have anyone from Rijeka here.
 

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SinCity said:
Here is another render of the Rijeka West Retail / Office / Hotel project giving some perspective in relation to it surrounding area and the impact it will have on the Rijeka skyline, which I reckon is the best in Croatia. This render is from the website of Rijeka City Council .....



Trgovačko-poslovno-garažni kompleks s poslovnim tornjem
DPU usvojen (SN PGŽ 22/96 ), imovinsko-pravna priprema realizirana

Parcela P 8.100 m2
BRP 81.000 m2;
BRV 360.000 m3

Kontakt Direkcija za razvoj
Telefon 051 209 433
E-mail [email protected]
[email protected]

http://www.rijeka.hr/default.asp?gl=200401210000003
wow, incredible, looks great, Rijeka very much reminds me of Hong Kong (no offence meant) its skyline is getting there - with 3 new office towers it'll look very nice, hope there are lot more investment in to Rijeka soon, and its skyline :) :) :) :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
 

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mic of Orion said:
wow, incredible, looks great, Rijeka very much reminds me of Hong Kong (no offence meant) its skyline is getting there - with 3 new office towers it'll look very nice, hope there are lot more investment in to Rijeka soon, and its skyline :) :) :) :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
There is a whole whack of projects in the pipeline for Rijeka due to a very progressive council. If I get time, I'll mention them here one by one.

I must say that Rijeka has the best skyline in Croatia, especially in the manner to the which really tall apartment towers cascade from the hills above the city down towards the waterfront. I'll see if I can find pics.

This is one city in Croatia to watch, even more so than Zagreb ...... :yes:
 

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any idea how tall towers are - especially those 2 here?
 

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mic of Orion said:
any idea how tall towers are - especially those 2 here?
I dont know yet, but I'm guessing both towers would top out at around 80 metres maximum.
 

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hmmm, this project confuses me quite a lot now. Wasnt there a similiar project initiated by an Italian investor? The project started i think like 3 years ago or something, and then this first investor gave up for some reason, but some other investors jumped in, and there have been a lot of work done already, so this shopping center should be completed somewhere in 2006.
 

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hmmm, this project confuses me quite a lot now. Wasnt there a similiar project initiated by an Italian investor? The project started i think like 3 years ago or something, and then this first investor gave up for some reason, but some other investors jumped in, and there have been a lot of work done already, so this shopping center should be completed somewhere in 2006.
Dont be confused Bubach. You are thinking of the "Rijeka World Trade Centre" which is well into construction. I will post updates here on that one when I get some info.

This project is similar but it includes a hotel as well and is located on the westside. The WTC project is over on the eastside.
 

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Thanks for your explanation, SinCity :) It's not that hard to confuse me, is it ? ;) lol
Seriously, the project i was referring to and the one you've started the thread with, are so much alike, dont you think?
Anyways, since this thread is about Rijeka, somebody should post a photo-rendering of the Rijeka WTC, too :)
 

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inof on WTC Rijeka, - website - http://www.randic-turato.hr/visions/WTCRIJEKA/


WTC RIJEKA, 1993.

The WTC Rijeka was the city's most ambitious project in of the 1990s. It was seen as an investment that would trigger-off the transformation of the city's outdated industrial sector, and redefine the city as a regional business and technological centre. The building program itself included a hotel, business tower, congress centre and shopping mall -- 80.000 m2 in total. This project is the first proposal for the Pecine site, done together with the architect Vladimir Grubesic. The project is interesting for several reasons. The post-war environment of 1993, when this project was conceived, was hardly favourable for market-oriented development projects. The site was on the edge of the city, in an exclusively residential area. Furthermore, the site had a very narrow shape, positioned between the railway and rear facades of residential buildings.

Finally, because of its size, the centre could not be connected with the surrounding streets, since the new traffic would exceed their capacity. These circumstances determined the typology of the building. Because of the topography, neighbourhoods are formed by longitudinal strips that follow the terrain. In this sense, the centre represents a new strip, that is squeezed in-between two existing ones.








I think there are loads more info on this project.

http://www.rijeka.hr/default.asp?ru=534&gl=200409060000005&sid=&jezik=2
 
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Thank you, Mike O'Ryan ;) :)
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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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Great, Rijeka will get new modern WTC. I like investors who put all construction pics on their site, so that all of us can see works progress.

Croatian Kong Kong? :lol:
 
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