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WEST GATE Shopping City Zagreb

Croatia Retail Development in Zagreb, Eastern Europe – design by ATP Architects and Engineers

26 Jan 2010

WEST GATE Zagreb

WEST GATE Shopping City Zagreb

Design: ATP Architects and Engineers

ATP Architects and Engineers design the Retail Real Estate of the Future

• ATP among top 10 retail real estate designers worldwide
• Opening of the largest shopping centre in Croatia 11/2009
• Refurbishment projects in Salzburg and Bratislava 10/2009
• ATRIO Villach – Shopping Center of the World 2009 (ICSC)
• current projects: VARENA Vöcklabruck, EKZ Gerasdorf, ZTC Rijeka

In November 2009, WEST GATE in Zagreb – which is one of the largest state-of-the-art shopping centres in the CEE/SEE region and less than an hour by car from Austria – was opened in the presence of the Croatian State President Stjepan Mesiæ. ATP Architects and Engineers is also currently responsible for the redesign of the ZIB ZENTRUM IM BERG in Salzburg (2009) and the refurbishment of the POLUS CITY CENTER in Bratislava (2009).

ATP Architects and Engineers has been designing retail projects since the 1960s and can turn to a great wealth of experience. “The retail real estate of the future demands stable economic success, resource-saving concepts and social added-value for both cities and entire regions” explains Christoph M. Achammer, CEO of ATP. “This is the target of the integrated design approach of ATP Architects and Engineers.”

ATP Architects and Engineers provide all essential design services in house – from the project idea to the finished building. “Integrated design is the interdisciplinary, simultaneous cooperation of architects and engineers” adds Achammer. “We employ our experience and expertise in the creation of innovative und resource-optimising buildings of the highest aesthetic quality. And in doing so we want to improve people’s surroundings and enhance the environment while optimally supporting the core processes of our clients.”

West Gate – the superlative shopping centre

“We completed West Gate in just 15 months on site with our strong in-house Croatian design team and almost exclusively local executing companies” says Horst Reiner, Managing Director of ATP Vienna. “Our network in the CEE/SEE region has been built up over decades from Vienna and it allows us to help our clients to be successful in these countries: Naturally our integrated design approach and the fact that we can offer our clients a comprehensive all-round package play a great role in this success.”

West Gate Zagreb
photo : Shopping City Zagreb

European Shopping Centre Refurbishment

ZIB – Zentrum im Berg and Polus City Center

In both western and central Europe the shopping centre market is nearly saturated. In light of the resulting intense competition, existing shopping centres are being made fit for the future. Reiner: “Most important are the requirements of switching the building to a sustainable system of operation while at the same time improving attractiveness for clients”.

The ZIB – Zentrum im Berg in Salzburg, Austria, is a good example of how existing shopping centres can be revitalised. Originally built in 1992 to a design by the architect Wilhelm Holzbauer, the complex could not be significantly altered for both statutory planning and urban design reasons. And in addition to this the centre was to remain in operation during its remodelling.

Zentrum im Berg

The Polus City Center, Bratislava’s (Slovakia) oldest shopping centre also needed to be revitalised. The building was outdated and not competible anymore. A new light and colour concept as well as a series of constructional interventions led to a clear improvement in the attractiveness of the complex.

Polus City Center

ICSC Best-of-the-Best-Award/Sustainability for ATRIO (SC of the world) As a market leader in the design of retail and entertainment projects, ATP Architects and Engineers has built to date more than a million square metres of retail space. Retail projects by ATP have received many prizes and awards. In 2009, the ATP-designed ATRIO in Villach was named „Shopping Center of the World“ by the international trade body ICSC and awarded the Bestof- the-Best-Award/Sustainability.

ATP Architects and Engineers


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Architecture in Croatia

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Spaladium Centar, Split
Spaladium Centar building
photo : Domagoj Blazevic

Aula Ivana Pavla II, Rijeka
Aula Ivana Pavla II
photograph from architect

Zamet Centre, Rijeka
Zamet Sports Center
picture from 3LHD




ATP and retailarchitecture

ATP’s retail specialists regard the development of new intelligent architecture for successful retail buildings as classic product development: hand in hand with the client we are constantly pushing back the frontiers. ATP represents the ideal combination of 30 years experience of retail sector design with expertise in the field of real estate development. ATP develops corporate architecture strategies for large retail chains which serve both the comfort of the customer and the economic success and brand image of the client. built shopping centres, sele

2008
WEST GATE Zagreb, Kroatien
ZIB Zentrum im Berg, Salzburg, Österreich
Polus Center, Bratislava
KOMM Kaufhaus Offenbach Main-Mitte, Offenbach am
Main, Deutschland
INTERSPAR, Linz, Österreich
SC Tirana, Albanien

2007
Sillpark , Erweiterung, Innsbruck, Österreich
Murpark , Graz-Liebenau, Österreich
ATRIO, Villach, Österreich

2006
EDEKA, Ingolstadt, Deutschland
EDEKA, Corporate Architecture, Deutschland
max.center, Wels, Österreich
Interspar , Schwaz, Österreich
Königsbau Passagen, Stuttgart, Deutschland

2005 und früher
Interspar Neurum, Innsbruck, Österreich
BMW NL München-Süd/Solln, München, Deutschland
DEZ Innsbruck, Österreich
Arcade Meidling, Wien, Österreich
Dolce&Gabbana München, München, Deutschland
CCL City Center Landshut, Landshut, Deutschland
D&G – Fünf Höfe, München, Deutschland
BMW GAZ, München-Fröttmaning, Deutschland
Interspar , St. Pölten, Sandleitengasse, Wien, Österreich
Rathausgalerie, Innsbruck, Österreich
Zimbapark , Bürs, Österreich
Interspar , Klagenfurt, Feldkirch, Österreich
INTERSPAR Corporate Architecture, Österreich
Millennium City Center, Wien, Österreich
Cerny Most, Prag, Tschechien
Lindaupark, Lindau a. Bodensee, Deutschland
Zentrum Handelskai/Millennium Tower, Wien, Österreich
Sillpark , Innsbruck, Österreich
Galleria , Wien, Österreich
Messepark , Dornbirn, Österreich
VARENA, Vöcklabruck, Österreich
ZTC Rijeka, Rijeka, Kroatien
EDEKA-Center, Wangen, Deutschland
Einkaufszentrum in Bukarest, Rumänien
CENTAR Vž, Varazdin, Kroatien

westside Shopping Center, Switzerland
Studio Daniel Libeskind
westside Shopping center
photo from the architects
Swiss shopping centre

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