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Old March 11th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #61
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Wowz0r what a nice building man!!! Atkins realy kicks the competiton in their *****!!
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Old March 11th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #62
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@techno.

When will you be going to Islamabad? Please get us some nice construction updates.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #63
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i love it!!!

any updated news on this?
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Anyway, nice pics of the site office but what about the project itself? As Shahid asked above, any updated news on this amazing project?
Well, the project was announced some time ago..they had built the marketing site office and did some advertisement. These were the pre-start phases.

The recent earthquake was also taken into consideration and a detailed seismic record were taken and some experiments conducted. The building has been design to easily withstand earthquakes of up to 10.0 on the Richter scale.

[B]The project has formally started and is currently in the pilling stage.[\B]

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ISLAMABAD: The Centaurus, a multi-million mega Mixed Use Development Project, the first of its kind in Pakistan has reached piling work carried out according to international standards and safety laws, the next stage of Construction Programme.

The Piling Contracts have commenced under the direct supervision of professional Engineers. The Centaurus, being constructed in the federal capital by the Pak Gulf Construction (Pvt) Ltd, is Pakistan's first project, where the piling work is being carried out according to International standards and safety laws, a spokesman of the company said in a statement.The Centaurus is scheduled to be completed by December 2010, it comprises a seven-star deluxe hotel with 355 rooms; a corporate tower block with 22 floors, 320 luxurious residential apartments and an international standard shopping mall including a cinema complex.

The Centaurus Project is a joint venture of the Sardar Group of Companies and Al-Tamimi Group of Saudi Arabia. The total architectural and structural design has been carried out by WS Atkins who is one of the top five Architectural firms in the world. They have designed a very prestigious range of buildings throughout the world, which includes the Burj Al Arab; 21st Century Tower; Jumeriah Beach Hotel; Trump Hotel in Palm Jumeriah and the World Trade Centre in Bahrain and many more.

Keeping in view, the earthquake of 2006 Atkins geotechnical experts undertook a very detailed seismic survey to cover all aspects of earthquake design and probabilities. Pak Gulf has taken all recommendations into account when designing the buildings and the structures. This is the first time such an intensive investigation has been carried out and implemented. This is in accordance with the recommendations of the CDA.

The spokesman went on to explain that the piling was in two stages. The first stage is for Contiguous Piling, which protects the excavation during the construction of the basements. It is the first time Contiguous Piles have been used in the twin cities. The second stage is the Main Piling, which supports the whole of the structure. These piles are 34 meters in depth, normally 20 meters would be adopted for multi-storey buildings.

Some16 million cubic feet soil has so far been excavated at the site. In collaboration with the Environment Department of the CDA, this earth is being used in building parks at various sites of the capital.

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Old April 26th, 2007, 03:19 AM   #64
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Some pics of the construction from The Centaurus website


Inaugural work at the site.




Digging for the piling work is currently underway.

pics copyright: www.thecentaurus.com
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Old April 26th, 2007, 03:32 AM   #65
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Wow, I'm glad to see something really modern and big in that islamic country
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Old April 27th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #66
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Over 200m in height!!

When finished The Centaurus will be over 200m tall!!

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There's no published height for the development yet but with the outrageously tall spire that turns the tower into something literally pricking the sky it's sure to come in at over 200m.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 03:57 AM   #67
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Weird design, but nice building!
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Old April 28th, 2007, 02:51 AM   #68
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This site has got one of the best marketing/site office i have ever seen.






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Old April 28th, 2007, 03:12 AM   #69
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In Spain will build something like that (I think).

Very beautiful and the marketing office too.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #70
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Amazing design, amazing renders, amazing name, amazing everything.......OMG!
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Old April 28th, 2007, 04:46 AM   #71
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Amazing design, amazing renders, amazing name, amazing everything.......OMG!
Agree. Just by the pics of the sales office alone, no cost cutting for this one.

Thanks kbboy.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #72
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This is really an inovative design... the engineering team done a fantastic job... I love it...quite...fantastic..i gotta see this finnished...
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Old April 29th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #73
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what a fantastic structure.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #74
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Amaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!

I just can't wait till this is done!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #75
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Agree. Just by the pics of the sales office alone, no cost cutting for this one.

Thanks kbboy.
Yep..no cost cutting on this. They have revised their earthquake proofing and now it is like 10(amongst the maximum you can get ever).

thanks for the appreciation.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 02:55 AM   #76
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What an amazing construction.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:52 AM   #77
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Pretty awesome looking project. Congrats Islamabad.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 01:20 PM   #78
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Old May 12th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #79
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Old May 17th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #80
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