Winners in the Croatia Prestige Awards 2021/22
Established in 2008 by the town of Opatija, Opatija 21 d.o.o. is a development company specialised in public parking and real estate management. Since its founding, the company has been involved in the development of many projects relating to public parking areas, parking lots and garages, and the construction of capital facilities owned by the town. As of 2008, it became the sole manager for all public parking areas and garages within and around Opatija. It now services around 1,150 open public parking spaces, 260 spaces in closed parking lots, and 50 parking spaces for tourist buses. It also manages the Marino Cvetkovic sports complex, accommodating various sports games, exhibitions, and entertainment events.
The judges were impressed by the innovative and efficient parking space management solutions, which combine and integrate advanced software developments. This includes the ScanScooter, an automatic number plate recognition system which monitors the use of parking spaces by recording the vehicle registration number to ensure each vehicle uses the spaces fairly, and pays the appropriate fee. As a result, the company has been able to regulate the use of the spaces, reduce the need for physical parking enforcement, and ensure the residents of Opatija all benefit fairly from the public parking system.
“The company has been able to regulate the use of the spaces, reduce the need for physical parking enforcement, and ensure the residents of Opatija all benefit fairly from the public parking system.”