Nigeria Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower
The Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower, located right in the middle of Abuja, between the Church and the Mosque, is a multifunctional complex designed to house the most important Museum of African Art in the country and one of the largest in the world, as well as a 2,000-seat auditorium: it is all enclosed within a prestigious architectural complex, comprising a large steel and glass pyramid-shaped casing, conceived and almost entirely designed by Italian architects.
The project involves the creation and beautification of the capital’s main square, next to the Cultural Centre, dominated by a monumental tower 170 m tall. The tower will house a viewing floor and a revolving panoramic restaurant at +107.00 metres.
Recognitions: On 30 October 2010, the site was chosen to host Nigeria's celebrations of 50 years of independence. The Nigerian authorities also awarded the site for its high safety standards.
|MAIN TECHNICAL DATA:|
|Total excavations: approximately 563,000 m3|
|Total structural concrete: approximately 133,600 m3|
|Total steel reinforcement: approximately 17,030 tons|
|Total structural steel: approximately 3,690 tons|
|Total surfaces to resurface: approximately 192,000 m2|