NIGE RIA Abuja Centenary City The financial hub of Africa The centenary city is a new “smart city” to be built from the scratch on more than 1,000 hectares of virgin land in Abuja. It’s going be the second but largest “Private city” development in history, after songdo international Business district in south Korea. The land for the city shall be acquired in accordance with the FCT land swap Agreement. The city shall promote leisure, tourism, commerce sports . The Abuja Centenary City will be the financial hub of the capital of Nigeria. An efficient business enclave will position Nigeria as a key player in the global financial arena. The new city will be sustainable because it balances economic, social, cultural and environmental factors to produce harmonic development. The Abuja Centenary City is part of the celebration of the Independence Centenary of Nigeria. The Centenary City is a project of the future. It will be a high profitable entity for the government agencies, investors and users because of its designation as a “duty free zone” and“ tax shelter "with special banking regulations. The new city will be one of the most powerful catalyst that will trigger opportunities for better social and economic development in Nigeria. The decision makers of Nigeria have provided excellent conditions and land for development, Now it is up for the investors and technicians to perform the highest quality work to make this project a reality. The endearing legacies of the celebration shall be the development of a centenary city in Abuja. The city is conceived to focus the attention of the investing world towards Nigeria in a way that has never been done before. The successes of such cities as Dubai,Monaco,Singapore have shown that development of this class of cities spur social, political and Economic tool to securing foreign investment. To create a new city, a modern urban centrality For the sustainable development of this magic land, where natural beauty and architecture icons must merge together to create an environment that is alive and productive. A Green City: A natural buffer that envelopes the entire city and encircles the central neighbourhood that protect and nurtures the public facilities. The city will aim at reducing waste to zero. Domestic waste will be used to create nutrientrich-soil, fertiliser and incinerated as an additional power source. Other waste such as plastic and metals, will be recycled. A Central park: That will provide clarity and iconic power to the city as a whole but most powerfully to the city centre. Super-block system that is modular and organic yielding a resulting grid of arteries, streets and pathways with an efficient traffic system where pedestrians, bicycles, cars, trams and monorail can co-exist in a friendly manner. Independent Power source: with a gas-fired 500MW power plant connected directly to a gas terminal, constant power supply to the city can be taken for granted. A prominent cultural core with various symbols of Nigeria unity and strength, parks, galleries etc. Commercial: Exquisite office towers, Exotic Hotels, Magnificent shopping malls, imposing Expo/convention centre, cosy Theatres and cinemas. Residential: Elegant high rise apartment, Towers, single family houses, semi Detached Houses, Rowhouses, Apartment blocks etc. Primary and secondary schools, University campus, Health Centres, Health farms and Theme park. Institute of Sports, Sport Hospital, Business, Presidential Archives, Presidential Retreat, A New Ceremonial Arcade( Unity Square). New Abuja Gate: A magnificent and well-inspiring architectural masterpiece that will eloquently introduce the centenary city and welcome visitors to Abuja. The main landmark will be the tallest building in Africa(more than 465 meters high).The "tallest building in Africa "will be a mixed use high-rise that will contain a variety of spaces to accommodate international banks and firm representation office business hotels, high-end restaurants, gymnasium sand spa, executive suites ,etc.This tower will have a unique shape that resembles modern interpretations of African art and is designed to meet the highest environmental requirements. The tower will be located near the centre of the site, close to the lake, in the Central Park. Abuja Centenary City is located on the Abuja-Airport highway A new express railway will link the Airport, Abuja Centenary City and Abuja. THE SITE: The main natural features of the site are the rocks and the river. The river will become a lake. The rocks will be the natural backdrop of the new city. The basic strategy in the design is the concentration of corporate and commercial buildings and dispersion of living and service are as around the centre. A large number of mixed-use mid-rises and high-rises in the central core of the new city. Concentration of complementing buildings ensures an efficient infrastructure network and allows larger expanses of green areas. Metropolitan level facilities, such as the Health Centre, Communication Hub and University Campus are located close to the regional highways. Parametrical lower densities give space for a “green belt "that will act as a buffer zone for the New city. The design of the new city will be consistent with a modern business district with a clear urban structure and well defined neighborhoods and areas. The city will provide a secure and high quality environment due to a careful and coherent sustainable design. The space between the corporate and commercial centre and residential areas will be land scalped and balanced harmonically with nature, particularly around the lake. As the central backbone will run from the south rock to the northrock,a dramatic contrast of the buildings and the central park against the natural back drop of rock out cropping will give the place a unique and natural feel. The highest density and the highest buildings are located along the Central Park. Therefore, the investment value and the cost of land will be higher in that area. Gradually, as you fan out, the density will be reduced and will give way to ecological reserve areas and a green belt. Please Don’t hesitate to contact: Engr. Austin Okoro CEO Austin Maritime & Railway Ltd Worldwide maritime, Railway, Civil Engineering solutions, 1 Thorpe Road, Barking, London, UK IG11 9JX Email: [email protected] Website:www.austinmaritimerailwayltd.webs.com Tel 07442788259.