The award for ‘Best Commercial High-Rise Development’ has gone to the Westgate Tower in Split. Croatian real estate developer Westgate Group came first at the International Property Awards 2017 in London, ahead of thousands of entries from 115 countries.
The 110 metre tall Westgate Tower will be the highest in Croatia at its completion in Easter 2018, and will comprise of 27 floors, a ground level and six underground levels. Divided into a north and south tower and covering an area of 50,000 m2 the site is located just a few kilometres outside of Split. It will function as a headquarters for international tech companies and will accommodate up to 2000 workers.
Splitska Banka Societe Generale Group have already set up their headquarters in the newly completed north tower and once built, the south tower will feature a hotel with 189 rooms, apartments, wellness and congress centres as well as bars and restaurants.
Otto Barić, the son of the former Croatian football coach by the same name, is the architect for the project. His previous notable works include the handball stadium used for the 24th staging of the Handball World Championships in Qatar in 2015 and the reconstruction of the Regent Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb.