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Old April 25th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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#Centurion Symbio City - 110/80/60F - Mixed Use - Centurion | Proposed

I'm very skeptical about this one but thought it was worth it to mention it. If not for it possibly being built then to laugh at the second skyscraper proposal in Centurion to fail.

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Centurion kry hoogste gebou in Afrika
2012-04-24 22:16
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Een van die hoogste wolkekrabbers ter wreld word vir Centurion beplan.

Centurion kan teen 2018 selfs met die twee hoogste geboue in Afrika spog.

Die Tshwane-metro het planne om as deel van n ultramoderne ontwikkeling by die Centurionmeer n gebou van ongeveer 470 m (110 verdiepings) hoog op te rig.

Twee ander torings van onderskeidelik ongeveer 336 m (80 verdiepings) en sowat 210 m (60 verdiepings) sal as die Centurion Towers deel uitmaak van Tshwane se ambisieuse Symbio City-ontwikkeling.

Al drie sal in die meer gebou word.

Die 470 m-toring, wat merendeels uit kantore sal bestaan, beteken dat Suid-Afrika n gebou tussen die tien top-wolkekrabbers ter wreld sal h.

Di gebou sal selfs hor wees as die Em*pire State-gebou (381 m, 102 verdiepings) in New York. Twee van die torings sal die hoogste geboue in Afrika wees.

Die Carlton-sentrum in Johannesburg is op 223 m tans die hoogste gebou in Afrika. Dit het 50 verdiepings.

Tshwane het gister op sy handel-en-infrastruktuur-beleggingskonferensie in Pretoria lig gewerp op die projek.

Die bou van Tshwane se konferensiesentrum (TICC) op die oop stuk grond aangrensend aan die Centurion Mall is deel van die ontwikkeling.

Tshwane het ges bouwerk aan die TICC-kompleks kan voor einde vanjaar begin.

Dit sal n konferensiesentrum van 30 000 m, minstens drie hotelle, winkels, kantoorruimte van tot 150 000 m en luukse wooneenhede insluit.

Volgens Tshwane is n swaargewig- ontwikkelingskonsortium met Siemens Suid-Afrika as strategiese vennoot reeds in gesprek met voornemende beleggers.

Tshwane se burgemeesterskomitee het die konsepontwikkelingsplan in beginsel goedgekeur, maar dit het nog nie voor die raad gedien nie.

Bouwerk aan die torings kan teen 2018 voltooi word.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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A quick Google search showed this website with two more renders:





http://www.yellowbox.co.za/content/4-about-yellow-box
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Old April 25th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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Architects are @126group. More renders of the project can be found here:

http://www.126group.com/j-126-high.htm

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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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At least we now have a super tall project even if its a pie in the sky lol
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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At least we have pie
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Go SA! Hope it gets built.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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The tallest tower in the middle looks awkward and a bit ugly.

I doubt it's gonna happen anyways.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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Is that the Centurion Gautrain station?

Well atleast Centurionites can now join the Sandtonites in dreaming
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #9
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It looks great!
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #10
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Random! But I like.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #11
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Is that the Centurion Gautrain station?

Well atleast Centurionites can now join the Sandtonites in dreaming
Yeah, it's located in the middle of the lake between the mall and Gautrain Station.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #12
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Looks decent(ish), but yeah complete pie in the sky... also if they were to get approvals to build something that tall and did start buidling something, it seems to be an enormous waste of the space to have 3 smallish towers like that.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #14
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dolomite area as well. Very unlikely that they can go ahead.
1. Economy.
2. Density: The tallest building in Centurion is not even 10 floors.
3. Dolomite: One of the main challenges for the Gautrain during construction, and less than 1km away from this site Centurion is dealing with a massive sinkhole in Jean Ave.

What the area has going for it?
Accessiblity.

And that is about it. There are many better places to go ahead with this. Interesting to have it all in the middle of the lake (that is not really a lake anymore). And they seem to have a monorail from the Gautrain station to the towers.

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Oh, the biggest question mark behind this article? It is in Beeld. Beeld newspaper is to journalism what Harvey Comics are to prize-winning literature.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #16
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pie in sky. someone fucking around at lunch break
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Old April 25th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #17
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dolomite area as well. Very unlikely that they can go ahead.
1. Economy.
2. Density: The tallest building in Centurion is not even 10 floors.
3. Dolomite: One of the main challenges for the Gautrain during construction, and less than 1km away from this site Centurion is dealing with a massive sinkhole in Jean Ave.

What the area has going for it?
Accessiblity.

And that is about it. There are many better places to go ahead with this. Interesting to have it all in the middle of the lake (that is not really a lake anymore). And they seem to have a monorail from the Gautrain station to the towers.

Pie. In the face.
The City of Tshwane compiled an extensive regional and spacial development framework for Region 4 (Centurion) It's a pretty long read but they mentioned the concerns about dolomite in the area and touched on a few key aspects on developing Centurion as an integrated urban node. Even though I myself think this is too good to be true (and by 2018 no less ) it's pretty interesting nonetheless.

Skip to Part 3

http://www.tshwane.gov.za/AboutTshwa...rch%202012.pdf
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Old April 26th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #18
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omg, someone's been playing simcity too much And Centurion, for real?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #19
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Imagine they pull it off..... But maybe it's not a bad idea to start a second high density node in Petoors.... But then maybe with buildings a bit more realistic in height.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 08:38 AM   #20
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I don't get it what will this building be used for if it gets built. Are there big enough tenants in south Africa (joburg/Pretoria area) to fill this thing or they just make it a mixed use building of everything you can possibly fit into a building.
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