The Centaurus

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The Centaurus
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The Centaurus
General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel, Mega Mall, Residential and Corporate
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Construction started 2005
Completed 2011
Opening 17 February 2013[1]
Cost USD $ 350 million
Height
Architectural 200 m (656 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 41
Design and construction
Architect Atkins
Developer Pak Gulf Construction, Tamimi Group of Companies (Saudi Arabia) and Sardar Builders
Other information
Number of rooms 350
Website
thecentaurus.com

The Centaurus is a mixed use real estate development in Islamabad, Pakistan.[2] Designed by British architectural firm WS Atkins, it comprises three skyscrapers, containing corporate offices, residential apartments and a 5-star hotel. The tallest skyscrapers in the city have 41 stories and all three are linked by a shopping mall. Interior Design of The Residence and Mall have been designed by ODEION-Turkey. Its estimated cost is $350 million USD.[3] The Centaurus Mall is located over four-storey, which has around 250 shops, currently the largest mall in Pakistan. All major brands such as Khaadi, Gul Ahmed, Charles & Keith, Junaid Jamshed, Hush Puppies, Sputnik Footwear, Nike, Hub Jafferjees and International Watch Company are present in the mall.

Charging Entry fee controversy[edit]

In what it called a move to avoid ‘overcrowding’, Centaurus Mall in a public notice said visitors will have to buy a Rs100 coupon to enter the mall. However, some people are exempt from the scheme which goes into effect on July 3.

The public notice listed 23 types of people who will not have to purchase the entry coupons. Those exempted include all women and children under 12, senior citizens, lawmakers and executives, diplomats and foreigners, journalists and lawyers, members of country clubs, doctors and teachers. Further, the notice said, “famous players of hockey, cricket, football and golf” and “celebrities” do not have to purchase the entry coupon [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centarus Towers". 
  2. ^ Google maps. "Address of Centaurus". Google maps. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Ali Teepu, Imran (14 September 2010). "Centaurus Tower faces uncertain future". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  4. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/914708/islamabads-centaurus-mall-starts-charging-entry-free-but-only-from-a-few/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°42′28″N 73°03′00″E / 33.7077°N 73.0499°E / 33.7077; 73.0499