In recent days, developer and investor Tomáš Tamir Winterstein has died, influencing the appearance of new parts of Prague’s Holešovice and Vysočany. This is stated on social networks by the Association of Developers and the company Daramis, with which he cooperated.
“We say goodbye with great regret to one of the important personalities of the development community in the Czech Republic. Tomáš Tamir Winterstein left us unexpectedly this weekend. He was involved in many important projects that help to develop Prague and its surroundings, “said Winterstein’s colleagues from Daramis.
One of the most significant works of Winterstein and his company Lighthouse Group is the construction of an office and shopping center Harfa next to the O2 arena in Prague 9. In 2019, together with one Kaprain of billionaire Karel Pražák, he completed another office complex in the same locations. The lighthouse is also behind the Green City apartment complex in Jarov.
Winterstein also entered the form of a new construction on the opposite bank of the Vltava. Together with his partners, he built the Prague Marina housing estate on the site of the former port in Holešovice. A little further on, head to Holešovice with Daramis, the Prague Marina Office Center. Back in the last decade, Winterstein’s group built the Maják office tower right next to the Libeň Bridge. The building, together with the opposite building, became Tokovo’s dominant site.
Tomáš Tamir Winterstein comes from Bratislava. From 1966, however, he lived with his parents in Israel, where he studied civil engineering. In addition, as a member of the Israeli army, he participated in several Middle East conflicts. Israel became a new home for him, despite his subsequent return to Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, respectively.
“There is always only one home. And that is Israel for me. I keep coming back there, I have a family, children, grandchildren. But I still feel a very deep bond in Prague, “he said in an interview with the E15 daily six years ago.
In 1991, Winterstein returned to Czechoslovakia with the intention of reviving the real estate business. However, due to wild conditions in post-November Prague, he returned disappointed to Israel. However, he was back in 2000 and has already stayed.
In addition to real estate, Winterstein did not hesitate to engage politicians. Among other things, he was bound by a friendship with former Prime Minister Jan Fischer. In 2013, Winterstein quickly helped Fischer’s debts after a failed presidential candidate.
Tomas Tamir Winterstein’s last public engagement took place in May this year. In Prague’s Franz Kafka Square, he co-organized a demonstration in support of Israel in the current round of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.