The Centaurus is a mixed use development in the city of Islamabad
The Centaurus is a mixed use development in the city of Islamabad, which includes a 36-floor hotel, three 23-floor residential and office towers and a five-story shopping mall. Designed by British architectural firm WS Atkins, it consists of three skyscrapers, containing corporate offices, residential apartments, and a hotel.
The cost for building the complex was US$350 million. The Centaurus Mall is four stories tall and comprises more than 300 shops. The Centaurus Mall also includes entertainment in the form of a play area for children, known as 'Fun City', and a movie cinema, known as 'The Centaurus Cinema', which shows some of the latest Lollywood and Hollywood movies.
Both the play area and the cinema are located on the fourth floor of the mall. Located on the same fourth floor, The Centaurus has a food court with international fast food chains. International coffee shops are also located throughout the mall.
In what it called a move to avoid 'over-crowding', Centaurus Mall in a public notice said visitors will have to buy a coupon to enter the mall, which is adjustable against shopping at the mall on the same day. 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, registered engineers, 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.