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May 30, 2012

Design revealed for Centurion Symbio-City tower in South Africa

Architects @126 has released the design for a 110-storey tower to be built in the City of Tshwane in Gauteng Province, South Africa, as part of the Centurion Symbio-City project.

Centurion Symbio-City

Architects @126 has released the design for a 110-storey tower to be built in the City of Tshwane in Gauteng Province, South Africa, as part of the Centurion Symbio-City project.

Centurion Symbio-City will feature three buildings, including the 110-storey skyscraper, which will be flanked by an 80-storey tower and 60-storey tower.

The mixed-use project will include residential units, office space, retail facilities, a hotel and conference spaces.

The tallest tower, which is set to become the tallest building in South Africa at 447m, will be linked to a convention centre by an underground walkway.

City of Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said the Symbio-City development will offer a high-quality living environment in which people will want to live and invest.

"The development is a reflection of the range of economic opportunities, cultural experiences, safety and a quality physical environment that Tshwane offers," Ramokgopa said.

"The availability of a variety of effective and efficiently provided public services, as well as affordable and green commuting options and amenities are all important factors in creating a high-quality living experience."

The Symbio-City development will be built around Centurion Lake on a 10ha site between the Ben Schoeman highway and the N1 highway corridor, adjacent to Gautrain station.

Upon its scheduled completion in 2018, the building is expected to surpass the current tallest building in Africa, the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, by 224m.


Caption: Centurion Symbio-City’s central tower is set to become South Africa’s tallest building upon its expected completion in 2018. Image courtesy of Architects @126

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