Overview of Blue Area Islamabad
Blue Area Islamabad serves as the business and entertainment playground of the blue blooded elite of both Islamabad and Pakistan. The Blue Area is the luxurious amongst the luxurious and represents the very air our Islamabadi aristocracy breaths in. As a commercial and business hub, it is the epicentre of mega structures as well as the corporate offices which have the country's economic lifeline pulsing under their thumb. This area stands as the very representative of everything elite, posh and federal. All of this can be felt and seen in its roads, buildings, shopping centres and commercial plazas all of which seem to repel everything mediocre and white collar.
Perhaps that is the reason why you won’t see many mediocre people roaming around in the area. Blue Area Islamabad is at the top of the Islamabad real estate sector as the prices of the property in this specific area are the highest. The high prices are just as well reflected in almost everything in the Blue Area from the price tags of goods in its shopping centres to the rates of food items on menu of its restaurants. The high society culture pulsates through the bricks and buildings in Blue Area Islamabad which is why it is regarded as the ultimate property in Pakistan. The upscale and high-end shopping plazas in this area cater and pamper the needs of the local elite class that seems to harbour a particular disliking for anything of poor quality (read non-imported or cheap).
As far as the theory goes, Blue Area got its name because of the blue colour which represented this area on the city's initial master plan. Blue Area Islamabad runs parallel to Khayaban-e-Quaid-e-Azam. It is very well connected from all around and offers a quick route to the major government buildings in the capital city. In the northwest, it is linked by Nazimuddin Road while in the southeast it opens into A KM Fazl-ul-Haq Road. Blue Area has gotten even bluer when it came to the limelight after major international investors began working on their projects within this area.
The Blue Area Islamabad is home to a number of really important buildings and structures in Pakistan. The Islamabad Stock Exchange building is perhaps the most important building there. As far as the city of Islamabad is concerned, Islamabad Stock Exchange building is the tallest structure in the city and is amongst the top ten skyscrapers of Pakistan. Some of the other important buildings in the area are Oil and Gas Development Company headquarters, United Bank Limited, Telecom Tower Islamabad and the Saudi-Pak Tower.
The Centaurus is a mammoth project for the Islamabad real estate sector and is currently under construction. It is designed by the renowned British architects WS Atkins, who has had the honour of working on various other prestigious projects around the globe. Upon completion, the Centaurus tower will host an array of residential apartments, luxury flats, corporate offices and a seven star hotel. Various upscale shopping malls that are sprouting in different cities have pretty much become the modern face of the shopping loving Pakistan. Centaurus tower would also have a mall of its own.
The prime location this structure enjoys will be instrumental in its success in the federal capital and will also be a major player in bringing more business to the Islamabad Blue Area.