According to the online definition, A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory.
These buildings are a reflection of a society’s tradition and development and are also seen as centres of modern civilization. Here are 10 of the most famous architectural buildings in Abuja.
TAKE THE QUIZ: Can you tell which country these buildings are situated?
- CBN Headquarters: The Central Bank of Nigeria is the top monetary authority in Nigeria as it serves as the regulatory body for Nigeria’s financial sector. The corporate head office is located in the Central Business District on Tafawa Balewa Way in Abuja and it stands at 308 ft. The CBN headquarters stands as one of the tallest buildings in Nigeria. It is opened Mon – Fri:
8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
- Ecowas Secretariat: The Economic Community of West African States has its administrative headquarters in the capital city in the Asokoro district of Abuja. The flags of the member states hang beautifully and proudly for all to see. It opens from Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
- Ministry of Defence: This building is popularly known as Ship house and is the headquarters of the Nigerian Ministry of Defence, which consists of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air Force, the Nigerian Navy and other associated defence agencies and departments. This building is easily one of the most unique man-made structures in Nigeria.
- Transcorp Hilton Hotel: The Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja is a 4-star state-of-the-art luxury. It has 670 luxuriously decorated rooms and offers leisure facilities including a swimming pool, an on-site casino, a fitness centre, a tennis court, and a shopping arcade amongst other things. This is one of the top-notch buildings in Abuja.
- Sheraton Hotel, Abuja: The Sheraton Hotel is a social and vibrant landmark in Nigeria’s capital. It is located in central Abuja and is a 40-minute drive from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and 9 km from Aso Villa where the residence of the Nigerian President is.
- Abuja Aeroplane House: In 2002, Jammal Said wanted to fulfil his wife’s love of travel in a more unconventional way and decided to build her a plane house. The said plane is about 100 ft long and the house itself has three floors and a basement. The wings and engines of the plane that is stretched over the sides each contain a bedroom and bathroom. The beautifully constructed cabin area is a living room and bar while the back of the plane is a kitchen. The aeroplane house is an attraction for many visitors to the capital city but be mindful as the building is still private property.
- NNPC Towers: This building is a15-floor skyscraper and serves as the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It was built in 1996 and the structure offers four identical towers. It is situated at Herbert Macauley Way.
- The ICC: The International Conference Centre popularly called ICC is another magnificent structure that the city of Abuja has to offer and it is a major conference venue in Nigeria. It offers some striking features including large glass doors, marble floors and a beautiful lush garden.
- Mama Africa Arts and Crafts Village: This village of arts is on Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent in Wuse 2 and it is not just limited to ancient art but is also home to modern and contemporary art. It opens all week from 8 am to 6 pm
- Abuja National Mosque: According to a survey carried out by Hongkiat, the Abuja National Mosque is among the Top 50 Most Beautiful Religious Centres in the world. The mosque is open to non-Muslims except during prayers.
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