Emonika has been unveiled in Ljubljana. The almost 100,000 sqm mixed-use project will see the creation of a new transport, business and commercial hub consisting of a railway station, a bus station, a hotel, a shopping centre, and offices and apartments. The infrastructure project will be implemented by the private development company Mendota Invest, owned by Hungary’s OTP Real Estate Investment Fund.
The project, which is worth around €500 million, was presented in Ljubljana by Sándor Csányi, CEO of OTP, Jernej Vrtovec, Slovenia’s Minister of Infrastructure, Zorán Janković, Mayor of Ljubljana, Dusan Mes, CEO of the Slovenian Railways and Janez Kozelj, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana.
“Our goal and focus is to significantly enrich the well-being of the people who live, work, shop and relax in Emonika whilst ensuring the development is environmentally responsible and sustainable,” commented Sándor Csányi, Chairman and CEO, OTP Group.
The development will be made up of more than 19,500 sqm of offices with around 790 parking spaces, which will serve the needs of large companies and SMEs. The project will also include more than 205 lifestyle apartments, some of which will be penthouses with panoramic, spacious balconies. The southern part will have retail and leisure facilities with more than 80 retail units on 24,500 sqm. A 153-room hotel will also be built, the Emonika Urban Resort Hotel will include a roof garden, a fine dining restaurant and a conference room. The Emonika project will also include a 20-storey tower block, set to be the tallest building in Ljubljana, with 51 apartments for long-term rent and more than 10,000 sqm of office space.
The project will also focus on sustainability and will be the first mixed-use property in Ljubljana to be certified ‘Excellent’ under BREEAM.