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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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ABUJA | Nigeria Cultural Centre | 160m | 42 fl | U/C

Abuja Millenium Tower & Nigeria Cultural Centre

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NAME: Nigeria Cultural Center
LOCATION: Abuja - Nigeria
USE:Mixe use
STATUS: Under construction.

Project Title: The Nigeria Cultural Centre / Millenium Tower)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria. The site is next to the National Mosque, along the National Assembly-Aso Rock axis.
Project Owners: Federal Govt. of Nigeria
Project Budget as at April 25, 2007: $ 550,000,000
Year Construction start: 2006
Design Consultants: Manfredi Nicoletti, Italy
Acoustic Consultants: XU-Acoustiques (Paris, France)
General Contractors: SALINI NIGERIA LTD.
Features (Main Building): Auditorium, Museum, Galleries, Cultural Centre, Hotel, Restaurants, Shops, Fitness Centre, Botanical Gardens.
Features (Millenium Tower): Observation Decks, 2 lifts, restaurant.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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Construction starts on Nigerian art and nature complex

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Work has begun on the Nigeria National Complex in Abuja. Dedicated to the art and nature of Nigeria, the complex is being developed on an area over 170,000sqm. It will feature the Nigeria Cultural Centre and the National Square where the Millennium Tower and Municipal Building will be located.

The Cultural Centre will include the Museum of the Millenary Nigerian Art, an Hotel, and a 1200 seat Auditorium. On the adjacent lot the 170m tall Millenium Tower will dominates the 'National Square'. The Cultural Centre and the Millenium Tower, separated by a road carrying heavy city traffic, will be linked by an underground Commercial Arcade. The large roof of the Cultural Centre covers 16,500sqm eliminating. It made up of a reinforcing strip at the edges and a central part consisting of a light steel and glass structure with high tension cupola curvature geometrically modelled by the meeting of the three Flat Saddle domes.

Construction is due to be completed in time for the 20th birthday of Nigeria’s new capital.
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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Photos From November 2008, Cultural Centre Being Constructed

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Old January 14th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #5
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Photos From January 2009 (Latest!)

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Just got back from Nigeria, and got some pics from Abuja, Calabar, and Lagos.

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You can see the structure taking shape in the First and Last Photos.

Upon Completion it will be the tallest structure in Nigeria.

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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=470008
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Old January 17th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #9
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Millennium tower in the background.

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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #11
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Very nice, am in awe.
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Nigerias Millennium Tower Set For 2011 Finish

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Work is well underway on construction of Nigeria's somewhat late marker for the millennium. Named the Nigeria Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower the project comes from the pens of Italian architectural firm Studio Nicoletti and Associates.

It consists of a 170 metre tower, which will be Nigeria's tallest building when completed along with an eight storey low rise section. Located in Abuja, the site is severed by a main road so the two buildings will be linked via an underground arcade.

The tower consists of three cylindrical concrete pillar like structures which are varying in height and linked together near the towers first peak using a disc shaped section which will house observation decks and a restaurant where visitors will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the city below while they eat. Around the pillars of the tower three transparent stainless steel wings wrap delicately but protectively around the base of the tower and gradually open outwards in a fan like fashion as they extend up the height of the tower.

The project also features a low rise, wedge shape building. This will have fully glazed facades and rises from 2 storeys at one end to approximately 11 storeys at the other. Inside the building which will hold the cultural centre its various zones are also constructed from glazing and are rather angular in appearance with the exception of a massive glass ball will a spiralling walkway which will possibly house botanical gardens.

The cultural centre will be home to a 1200 seat auditorium, museums and galleries, cultural centre, top notch hotel, fitness centre, restaurants and of course shoe shops where if the glazed theme is anything to go by you could just pick up some glass slippers.

With so much packed into the building the architects were keen to maximise space as much as possible and not only have they managed to create a pillar less space but also managed to make the buildings roof a focal point.

Using light steel and of course glazing the roof is a rather spectacular geometrically patterned affair, which almost looks like the gothic style vaulting found in many churches around Europe and is created using three flat saddle domes - a technique devised and prolifically used by Santiago Calatrava who has made it one of his signatures. This is then supported by reinforcing strip at the edges and by high tension supports emanating from where roof and building meet.

Despite being called the Millennium Tower and Cultural Centre the project is actually planned to be completed in 2011, in time for the capital's 20th birthday and promises to be much more exciting than some socks, a gift voucher and a cake.
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I don't know what the Cultural Centre Tower will look like. Whatever its design is, it's gonna be extremely narrow.
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