Nile Tower, Cairo Skyscraper Building, Egypt Project Design, Image
Nile Tower Cairo : Egyptian Skyscraper Building
Nile Tower Development, Egypt - design by Zaha Hadid Architects
19 Apr 2012
Nile Tower Cairo Building
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
The new Nile Tower is designed as a gracious volume that elegantly borders the Nile River in the heart of Cairo.
The main structural elements of this 70 storey hotel and apartment tower are concrete fin walls that rotate gently over the full height of the tower. The gradual rotation of the fin walls generates a wide selection of orientations for the hotel rooms and apartments. These fin walls are reflected on the external façade, giving the tower its dynamic appearance.
On the west side – overlooking the river - the tower bulges out at the upper floors to maximize the views from hotel rooms and apartments. On the east side the tower is pulled out as a triangle on the lower floors to offer maximum stability. These opposite extensions make the overall tower seemingly lean over towards the Nile.
While enhancing the perspective when looking up from the foot of the tower this geometry also makes the tower seem in motion. This seeming rotation is further enhanced by emphasizing the diagonals running along the north and south facades.
The façade geometry on the west façade culminates at the lower levels in a volume overhanging the road towards the river, housing the common program of the tower.
At the foot of the tower, the façade drapes down over the large column free space next to the tower footprint where it forms a continuous glass plaza.
A high quality contribution to the east bank of the Nile, The Nile Tower also forms a valuable addition to the skyline of Cairo.
Nile Tower Cairo - Building Information
Program: Hotel & apartment tower
Client: Living in Interiors
Area: 120,000 sqm
Residential: 60,000 sqm
Hotel: 35,000 sqm
Height: Tower - 300m
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Joris Pauwels
Project Team: Feng Xu, Paulo Flores, Sharifah Alshalfan, Tariq Khayyat
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