The CBK Pension Towers has attracted attention from China over its ultra modern look.
Speaking on Thursday, May 26, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Pension Chairman, Dominic Mwenja said the building was honored by China way before resuming operations.
He added that the building was ranked among the most modern buildings across the continent.
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“This building is the coolest and most modern building in the CBD and Nairobi today. I am happy to tell you that Kenyans are creative and can design such an iconic building which has even been featured in China as one of the most ultra-modern buildings in Africa
“For that, we are grateful to the team that did this. We have incorporated in this building a fantastic viewing section so that you can have the entire view of the whole county,” stated Mwenja.
The CBK Pension Towers is a 27-storey building with six basement levels, office suits and retail apartments for private tenants.
The building was also designed to host a currency museum and conference among other support facilities.
The skyscraper is located along Harambee Avenue in Nairobi and was designed by Kenyan architects under Arprim Consultants.
It is made up of two shiny sky blue glass towers facing opposite directions which is fitted with solar panels to generate its own clean energy.
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Mwenja said construction of the project valued at KSh 2.5 billion was to ensure that retirees of CBK have a comfortable retirement.
“Over 4 years ago, the fund started the journey of developing this property as one of the assets to ensure that retirees of the CBK will have a comfortable retirement,” Mwenja said.
Adding; “Many people ask me why the towers are leaning in opposite directions. The whole idea was to have two retired persons, one facing this way and the other that way. In between, we have the Pension Fund and the CBK as the anchor and support for our retirees and this is a testament of how we view our retirees.”
In his speech during the grand opening, President Uhuru Kenyatta disclosed that the construction of the building was done by local experts.
“I would like to commend the CBK Pension Fund for tapping from local human capital, noting that the professionals that were entrusted to put the towers together as architects, quantity surveyors and engineers were all young Kenyans,” Uhuru said.
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