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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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KAMPALA | Kampala Tower | 222m | 60 fl | Proposed

Kampala Tower Uganda
16 Jan 2012

Design: Capita Symonds

Kampala Tower Revealed

Capita Symonds designing key Ugandan scheme


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Capita Symonds has unveiled plans for a new development in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

The company has designed the proposed ‘Kampala Tower’, a 222m high commercial building with public square which will be a new landmark for the city.

Comprising 60 storeys, it will be the tallest tower in Africa and will house over 100,000 sq m of office and retail space for up to 12,500 people. A public plaza at the entrance will create a new centre for events against the back drop of the tower and surrounding hills.

The project is currently under review by the Ugandan government.

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Capita Symonds designs key Ugandan scheme, now under review by government

Capita Symonds has unveiled plans for a new development in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The company has designed the proposed ‘Kampala Tower’, a 222m high commercial building with public square which will be a new landmark for the city.

Comprising 60 storeys, it will be the tallest tower in Africa and will house over 100,000 sq m of office and retail space for up to 12,500 people. A public plaza at the entrance will create a new centre for events against the back drop of the tower and surrounding hills.

The project is currently under review by the Ugandan government.


Capita Symonds reveals Uganda tower plans
10 January, 2012 | By Richard Waite

Capita Symonds has reveal these concept design proposals for a 222m-tall office tower and public square in Kampala, the capital of Uganda
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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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WOW looks nice and amazing good work kampala
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I'm loving the curves, almost like a lady in a wedding gown with the veil sweeping the landscape.

I really hope this gets built in a strategic area like Nakasero. Now I'm wishing they had moved the Hilton slightly down the hill and put this in its place.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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i think u will be able to see this biulding even before reaching kampala. perhaps on entebbe highway. it would be cool as a beacon u are driving toward when coming to kampala
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Old January 19th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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Isn,t this the project that was supposed to be built on uganda museum land?
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Old January 19th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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Isn,t this the project that was supposed to be built on uganda museum land?
no I don't think so . not to sure actually this tower is office and shopping space that tower was for government officials offices . This is a more commercial one , it may be the same but I don't think so ..
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I'm loving the curves, almost like a lady in a wedding gown with the veil sweeping the landscape.
yeah, good description. very graceful tower.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:16 AM   #9
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So a new proposal for a 200-metre tower with a floor area of over 100,000 sq m is gonna spring up in Kampala? It probably looks like a pipedream or the architect made it look like Kampala was going through an oil boom. If this tower is built in real life, can this lead to development of a central business district, which I doubt Kampala currently has? Whoever thought of this must have a "never say never" attitude. Also, hardly any building (or skyscraper) in the entire African continent has a floor area of over 100,000 sq m (Africa's existing tallest building, the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, has a 75,000 sq m floor area). Also, Kampala is a city built on seven or more hills, so where is the most appropriate site in the city for a tower of this size and height?
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So a new proposal for a 200-metre tower with a floor area of over 100,000 sq m is gonna spring up in Kampala? It probably looks like a pipedream or the architect made it look like Kampala was going through an oil boom. If this tower is built in real life, can this lead to development of a central business district, which I doubt Kampala currently has? Whoever thought of this must have a "never say never" attitude. Also, hardly any building (or skyscraper) in the entire African continent has a floor area of over 100,000 sq m (Africa's existing tallest building, the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, has a 75,000 sq m floor area). Also, Kampala is a city built on seven or more hills, so where is the most appropriate site in the city for a tower of this size and height?
1. this project is being review by the government,its a government planned office.
2.pipe dream .... its a render for a project the government is planning to build.
3. Kampala does have a CBD this is only the most recent tower to be planned to join . there's a tower at 36 storeys currently rising in Kampala (Kingdom Kampala complex).
4. Kampala isn't built on 7 hills that's an expression . it was originally but now its more like 30-40 as the city growing its population is 3-4 million .
5. Uganda is going through a construction boom although the oil isn't being used yet the government have already made $3 billion from the oil.
6. next time read the report properly research the project and city with up to date information before you begin to make assumptions thank you .
7. Kampala central district has plenty of room and appropriate space for towers that why so many new offices are being built there .the scarcity of office space has seen offices built in residential areas ,land is far more expensive than before and this is fueling the city's growth.
8.what does the achievements of the rest of Africa have to do with a tower rising in Kampala . there doesn't have to be other towers of similar height and build for Kampala to venture on and build this office.

Kingdom Kampala Complex 36 storeys 150m

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Is this Saudi Money?

Kingdom Holdings ?
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Is this Saudi Money?

Kingdom Holdings ?
yes .
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Old January 31st, 2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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The Saudis are coming to Uganda in full force!
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The Saudis are coming to Uganda in full force!
Yes they are long live Saudi Arabia
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wow this looks awesome! finally some new design in Kampala's skyscrapers
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Old February 13th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #16
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thought kingdom kampala was only one 34 stored skyscraper
are they many ????
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Beautiful design!

Well done Kampala!
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Time for Africa to fly high! Good design!
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:59 PM   #19
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thought kingdom kampala was only one 34 stored skyscraper
are they many ????
most of kampalas skyline was max of 20 storeys then kampala hilton came in at 26 storeys .
pension tower is u/c about 25 storeys and kingdom Kampala at 34 .
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@u.g boy from you're comment upthere we expect Kampala skyline to be something right ? What is tje completion date of kingdom Kampala ?
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