Nigeria Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower

Name of Project:

Nigeria Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower


Ministry of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA)

Total value:
€ 423 million

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.

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


Last update: 04/06/2019