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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #1
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KARACHI | KPT Tower Complex | 352m | 1155ft | 78 fl | App

Designed by: Aedas (UK)
Status: Approved
Developers: Karachi Port Trust (KPT)
Contractors: N/A
Design Engineers: Mott MacDonald
Landscape Master Plan: Planit Intelligent Environments
Marketed By: N/A
Building Type: Mix Use
Height:

Main Tower: 331.8m (to the top floor), 352m (to the building crown)
Residential Tower 1: 84m
Residential Tower 2: 102 m
Residential Tower 3: 118m
Residential Tower 4: 134m
Conference Building 35m

Floors Above Ground: 78
Floors Below Ground: 2
Office Floors: 58
Hotel Floors: 18
Apartment Floors: N/A
Parking Floors: 2
Location: Cheena Creek, Karachi

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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #2
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Aedas wins Pakistan Competition

14 March 2007

The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has announced that Aedas is the winner of an international architectural competition for the design of a new landmark waterfront development in Karachi, Pakistan.

The mixed-use project will be the first such landmark building built in Karachi Port. The scheme has two aims: to act as catalyst to some major regeneration initiatives planned for the port by KPT as it develops its land bank; and to provide a new landmark for this new Commercial Business District by the waterfront.

Endorsed by Pakistan’s President General Pervez Musharraf, designs also include residential, retail and conference facility space in addition to its core commercial facility.

The distinct form will be an instantly recognisable symbol. It responds to ecological concerns to reduce carbon footprint, setting a precedent in Pakistan for environmental building standards though the use of passive design principles and techniques of environmental control.

At the centre of the development is an 80 storey helical tower with glazed outer skin. This will house 102,000 sq m of office accommodation, on top of which will sit a 250-bed 5* hotel across the top 21 storeys. The hotel will also include 30 luxury serviced apartments and a swimming pool, and give immaculate views over the Indian Ocean.

Three further towers echo the design, each of varying heights, arranged around a lake. These will each include 280 serviced apartments with a further 70 apartments above 10,000sq m of high-end retail development. The scheme also features a 1,200-seat convention centre and exhibition hall and an underground 2,500 space car-park.

David Kingdom, project director comments:
“Over the last six months we have worked to develop a concept design that satisfies an international demand for BCO standard office space and answer an extreme shortfall in 5* hotel and high class residential facilities identified by the Karachi Port Trust.

This is the first step in developing a large swath of reclaimed land at Karachi Port, a promising area of prime commercial and residential development.”

Aedas is being assisted by MM Pakistan and Mott MacDonald UK & Dubai. The project is due to start on site in April 2007.




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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:05 AM   #3
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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #4
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Extremely beautiful design!!!
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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #5
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Awesome building, if they gonna build this tower it will be one of my favourite
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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #6
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very cool design
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Old April 6th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #7
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nice one....
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Old April 6th, 2007, 03:22 AM   #8
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Very nice thread musiddiqui... Thank you for reposting!
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Old April 6th, 2007, 03:41 AM   #9
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Very nice design!!

Great news for Pakistan.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #10
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Awesome building, if they gonna build this tower it will be one of my favourite
construction is supposed to start sometime this month. a few weeks ago there was a advertisement by KPT in a local newspaper inviting bids to start preparatory work on the project site so hopefully construction will start soon
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Old April 6th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #11
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Wow, great looking tower musiddiqui. A twisting torso tower with bit of a difference to most other twisting torso scrapers going up or planned around the world ATM.

BTW Where is the convention centre housed? In the "tail" off to the right-hand side of the base of the main tower, seen curved in the bigger render in post #3? If not, where?

Also, do you know what heights the other 4 smaller accompanying towers are?

This is really great for Karachi & Pakistan.

Thanks again for posting this musiddiqui
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Old April 6th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #12
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muse i dont know that much detail yet will post as soon as i find something
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Old April 6th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #13
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Old April 6th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #14
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It's encouraging for the South Asian skyscraper scene to see this being approved in Pakistan, though the fact that it's been scaled down from 590-ish meters can be seen as a bit of a letdown.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #15
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that 590m tower is a different project u can find the thread for that project here http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=449988
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wow, this is a good design..
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Cool building. . .
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This design looks very good to the eye. And i like the touch to the left with the smaller versions of the tower. Altough i havn't seen karachi so i dont know how it will go specifically in that location. But so far so good
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Old April 7th, 2007, 12:31 PM   #19
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excellent design. quite elegant too ...
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love this project!! very good Pakistan!
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