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Old December 5th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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NAIROBI | Britam Tower | 200m | 656ft | 31 fl | Com

This will be kenya's tallest tower and it will be the only tower in africa to have a wind turbine on top.

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British American Insurance Company is planning
to spend Sh4.2 billion on a new 30-storey office
tower and car park facility in Upper Hill.
The area which has attracted dozens of multi-
national companies and blue chip financial service
firms seeking expansion space away from
Nairobi’s city centre. The insurance firm, which is
a subsidiary of the listed financial services group,
Britam, has filed applications for regulatory
approval to put up the new office building.
According to the documents seen by Business
Daily, the project will see the creation of 330,000
square feet of office and commercial space for
rental purposes and about 970 parking bays,
making it one of the largest office blocks in the
area.
“British American Insurance Company is
proposing to put up an office tower along Hospital
Road in Upper Hill, which is Nairobi’s fastest
growing commercial district. The design for the
proposed complex provides for a 30 grade A office
building with a detached 10 storey parkade,” said
the insurance firm in a filing with the National
Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).
The total cost of the project has been estimated
at Sh4.19 billion according to the application
documents, which also show that firm’s intention
to tap into the growing demand for office space in
the area.
British American Insurance Company says that
the office block and car park will stand on two
plots of land approximately 1.5 acres, next to
Blue Shield Towers, neighboured by Eagle Africa
and Crowne Plaza on the eastern side, Equity
Centre on the southern side and mansionettes on
the West.
http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/B...i/-/
index.html
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Groundbreaking already happened
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The tower isn't proposed its under construction ground breaking was like 2weeks ago..
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...I know this is Kenya, but if that's really the project site, it really really looks like it's in the middle of the country. Isn't Nairobi a city of a few million people?
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...I know this is Kenya, but if that's really the project site, it really really looks like it's in the middle of the country. Isn't Nairobi a city of a few million people?
UpperHill was once a forest and in Nairobi( some parts are still forest) and ever since the late 90's the area has been developing fast with commercial buildings from the private sector being built. The transformation has been amazing, Nairobi population is around 3 million..
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The above image has been stretched.

This is the correct dimension of the tower:



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UpperHill was once a forest and in Nairobi( some parts are still forest) and ever since the late 90's the area has been developing fast with commercial buildings from the private sector being built. The transformation has been amazing, Nairobi population is around 3 million..
Thanks for the info.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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I like the 1wtc shape , but those windturbines on the roof makes it look rather silly imo. They could have built a proper 2mw windturbine somewhere in the countryside and power like 1000 housholds... But sustainabilty is a hot item at the moment, and what better way to show it to the world than putting those structures on the roof and ruin a gorgious design right?
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I like the 1wtc shape , but those windturbines on the roof makes it look rather silly imo. They could have built a proper 2mw windturbine somewhere in the countryside and power like 1000 housholds... But sustainabilty is a hot item at the moment, and what better way to show it to the world than putting those structures on the roof and ruin a gorgious design right?
The wind turbine is unique it will be the only building in africa to host such a structure. Nairobi always been a pioneer in green-building designs and will continue to do so...
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Well, I don't have a problem with 'green' buildings or anything. I just think the buidling would look way better w/o the windturbines on top. I doubt these turbines will generate enough electricity to power the whole builiding. They could have used green energy from the geothermical plants (or build some kind of green energy plant, like I said before)
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Well, I don't have a problem with 'green' buildings or anything. I just think the buidling would look way better w/o the windturbines on top. I doubt these turbines will generate enough electricity to power the whole builiding. They could have used green energy from the geothermical plants (or build some kind of green energy plant, like I said before)
I believed the Turbine will provide enough power nairobi is very windy sometimes...

Come to the Kenya thread and you will see that we are pursing more into green energy's...
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Would be the best skyscraper in Africa.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #17
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Without that weird spire, yes. Higher models proportions are much better.
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Please remove the wind turbine. Looks ridiculous. Otherwise nice tower.
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Here's some more info I stumbled across this morning

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GAPP - one of South Africa's leading architecture firms - has broken ground on a mixed-use office tower in Nairobi, Kenya. Strategically located within the Upper Hill financial precinct, the site has views to Mount Kenya in the north east over the CBD and to Mount Kilimanjaro to the south on clear days. The site commands a distinct position overlooking the city CBD and the building consists of some 30,000m2 of lettable space comprising of three basements, retail ground floor, parking structure and atrium and office tower with conference facilities.

The client required the creation of an iconic and visionary building with strength and solidity inherent in the design. The building has simple clear lines, strong features and has a number of key sustainable features. The most prominent feature is a series of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) mounted to the spire of the tower. The building will be the third highest building in Africa once completed in 2015.

The project is scheduled to break ground in December 2012.

Source: GAPP Architects & Urban Planners
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