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Abuja National Complex, Abuja, Nigeria

Friday 14 Mar 2008

Construction starts on Nigerian art and nature complex

Abuja National Complex by Manfredi Nicoletti in Abuja, Nigeria
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28/01/10 Francis, Abuja
Considering the edifices that other countries have built, I call this one "Tower of Shame" and am doing everything to publicize the name.
31/12/09 chike, enugu
used 2 see d designs at millenium park a couple of years back and made sense then...but looking at d design concept now....it really is looking out of place
06/04/09 Mike, Warri
Futuristic concept in design..hope implementation matches promise, and it will be maintained. I imagine they should have at least added monuments to our independence leaders like Macaulay, Zik, Awo, Balewa and Ahmedu Bello. Have we no history, or heroes?
03/12/08 PGeorge, Abj
I imagined it was a project to celebrate a 100 years of amalgamation of Northern and Southern protectorates and our existence as a nation. Futuristic and sadly out of context.
03/09/08 Jimoh, Lg
Great project . No much stress in showcasing the Nigeria diversed culture to the world as there`s going to be better venues to do that.

Featuring the Nigeria Cultural Centre, Millennium Tower and Municipal Building 

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.

Key Facts

Status under construction
Value 0(m€)
Manfredi Nicoletti

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