The structure Rising from Nairobi’s skyline at 200 metres, Britam Tower, in Upperhill area has been featured among ten high-rise architecture globally.
The majestic skyscraper received the Emporis Skyscraper Award making it the only tower in Africa to highlight among the top ten buildings in the award’s nine-year history.
The Award is the world’s most distinguished prize for high-rise architecture where winners are judged by a jury of architectural specialists from all over the world.
Nevertheless, the nominated buildings are judged based on their achievements in functions and aesthetics.
“Britam Tower by Triad Architects and GAPP Architects was the first skyscraper in Africa to star in the top ten Emporis Skyscraper Award’s list,” Emporis said in a report.
“It made its way to the tenth place among other outstanding skyscrapers in the world,” it read on.
Britam Tower, developed by Britam Properties Limited, is the tallest building in East and Central Africa and is Britam’s flagship project for its property strategy.
It was assessed among other raisings in Europe, Asia and the United States that incorporated Generali Tower in Milan, Chicago’s 150 North Riverside and Riverpoint.
The top place went to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea.
While accepting the award, Triad, the firm behind the tower’s design noted they would continue to design award-winning buildings in Africa.
“Triad Architects takes satisfaction in leading the design and construction processes of Britam Tower. The firm continues to design award-winning buildings in Africa,” said Triad.
Our approach is to design inventive and unique spaces that meet current international standards and are infused with an elegant local flair.“We are proud to be associated with this prestigious list of outstanding skyscrapers,” the firm added.
Britam began on its property and real estate strategy in 2011, as part of the Group’s diversification plan to provide real estate exposure to investing clients.