The tallest building in Croatia, the 135-meter Dalmatia Tower has won international recognition for the European Property Award in the category of Best Architectural Solution for High-Rise Commercial Construction.
The European Property Award stands for excellence in the property industry and at a ceremony in London awards were presented in four categories – architecture, construction, interior design and property business, the best of them being selected by more than 80 international judges. .
No less than 42 judges were involved in deciding the best architectural solutions, including Yama Karim, partner of the New York architecture and design studio Libeskind and Matt Gaskin, director of the School of Architecture at the University of ‘Oxford Brooks.
“I am happy that the project has been recognized by the international jury. I think the Dalmatia Tower contributes significantly to the visual identity of Split, and such international recognitions only add to the recognition and quality of Split as a destination, mainly because the Marriott hotel is a great addition to the city’s offering. The quality of our project – a high-rise commercial building, as the jury titled it, goes beyond the narrow borders of Split, Dalmatia and Croatia and puts us alongside the best achievements from all over Europe”, said the architect Otto Baricthe author of the project.
Dalmatia Tower is part of the Westgate Split project, for which a few years ago, when it was still under construction, the investment company “Westagate Tower” received the international property award for the best project in the category project development.
“At the time of planning, the whole team was aware that we were working on a beautiful, high-quality project that would modernize the entrance to the city, give it the modern and worldly touch that Split deserves. In the years-long struggle with crises, deadlines, suppliers and bureaucracy, we lose sight of the beauty of the project itself and the ideal that guided it in the beginning, and that is why I am sincerely proud of our entire team and that The international experts who award this prize have declared the Westgate project, for the second time, the best in Europe”, said Davor Pavlov, member of the board of directors of the investor’s company.
As previously announced, the first Croatian AC Hotel by Marriott opens its doors in Dalmatia Tower, a hotel of one of the most prestigious hotel groups in the world, and thanks to its renowned architectural design, all rooms will have sea views .
The hotel will employ more than 100 employees, half of whom are already employed, and the exact opening date depends on the dynamics of obtaining the use permit. Namely, on the decision of the administrative department of town planning and construction of the city to refuse to complete the valid building permit due to changes in the shape of the roof structure during construction, the decision of the appeal to the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and State Ownership is expected.
In addition to the hotel, regional offices of internationally renowned IT companies will be located in the Dalmatia Tower, where around 1,000 experts will be employed.