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Obilićev venac is the best renovated garage in Europe

Obilićev venac garage, whose reconstruction and modernization was carried out by our company, Millennium Team, in a consortium with PMC Inženjering and Termomont, won the first prize inn the category of Renovated Parking Structures at the competition of the European Parking Association (EPA), whose results were announced in Malaga

Obilićev venac garage, whose reconstruction and modernization was carried out by our company, Millennium Team, in a consortium with PMC Inženjering and Termomont, won the first prize inn the category of Renovated Parking Structures at the competition of the European Parking Association (EPA), whose results were announced in Malaga.

The competition for the biggest achievements of parking services is held by EPA every two years in five categories: New Parking Structures, Renovated Parking Structures, On-Street Parking Projects, Innovative Schemes in Parking, and Marketing & Communication on Parking. Public Enterprise Parking Servis applied to the contest, announced last year, with the Obilićev venac reconstruction and modernization project, in the category of Renovated Parking Structures. Obilićev venac entered the finale with 2 more projects – the renovations of garages from Belgium (Brussels and Zaventem).

The Obilićev venac garage project won against 40 garages from EU countries, and is the only representative of countries outside of EU borders.  

 - We have proven that the level of public area and premise renovation is at the highest European level. That gives us confidence that we are on the right path and the motivation to complete the other projects for the full reconstruction of Belgrade in the same manner - said Marko Stojčić, Belgrade’s chief urban planner.

Managing director of Parking servis Andrija Čupković noted that in 2013, the Faculty of Civil Engineering performed a study which had shown that the Obilićev venac garage was unstable, absolutely unsafe and that it had to be closed.

- We are very proud. I thank the City of Belgrade for its great support, and the European Parking Association and my team who worked hard on this - said Čupković after the winner was announced in a conference hall in Malaga, where the congress of EPA was being held.

He said that the EPA contest was an opportunity to compare ourselves to projects in Europe and noted that victory demonstrated sufficiently how Parking servis had worked on the project of renovation of Obilićev venac garage. Čupković stated that the Obilićev venac garage received the ParkSmart certificate as the first green garage in Europe in 2018.

- We fulfilled more than 150 conditions to receive the first green garage certificate in Europe. There are 15 such garages in the U.S., one in China, and only one in Europe, our Obilićev venac garage - said Čupković.

EPA Board President Laurence Bannerman was quoted as saying that all projects that took part in the competition were good and that the winners were decided by an independent, qualified jury that visited all the competing garages. The Obilićev Venac renovation was carried out under a very innovative European project that impressed with the degree of dedication built into it, he was quoted as saying.

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