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Old April 10th, 2010, 06:31 AM   #1
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CAIRO | Citadel Capital Building | Approved

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In this prestigious project, ECG was keen to seize the opportunity to liaise with some the world's top consultants, notably Zaha Hadid Architects, to develop the new Citadel Capital Building located in Smart Village, Cairo-Alexandria Road, Cairo, Egypt.

Based on a deconstruction philosophy, the project aimed to sculpt a pyramid via a sunken two-block building emerging from luxuriant landscapes enriched by an artificial lake. As the two building blocks wrapped around an open-air courtyard, the building's base was parametered by a extended, sloped/perforated slab. The slab functioned as an efficient ventilation cavity for the multi-storey underground car parkings serving each building block. It also featured a skylight system to naturally light up recreation areas concentrated in the ground floor area. Recreation areas included an entrance lobby, a visitors' lounge, a cafeteria and dining areas, and a health club.

With a total built-up area of 42,280 sq m, the two building blocks could operate independently of one another and accordingly had independent entrances and exits. Once inside, offices could be operated flexibly either as open plan spaces or partitioned offices. All floors' grand interiors were designed to maximize the amount of light entering the space whilst taking full advantage of the landscaped views witnessed from the interior. To facilitate access to all floors, panoramic lifts with dramatic courtyard views were provided. Meanwhile, top floors enjoyed a blue, star-shaped skylight roof system admitting filtered sunlight throughout the whole building.










http://www.ecgsa.com/citadelcapitalbuilding

Another Zaha Hadid project in Egypt
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Old April 10th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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Looking good..
But wished it was inside a city, not in the smart village; we need some cool buildings for our Cairo skyline.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #3
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WOOOW THIS IS AWESOME ... duh i am talking like i saw the renders. can you fix the link egypt69?

but it sound interesting from the article anyway.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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I can see the renders.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #5
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then they might be blocked in the uk
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Great modern building nice design I hope it's getting build
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WOOOW THIS IS AWESOME ... duh i am talking like i saw the renders. can you fix the link egypt69?

but it sound interesting from the article anyway.
The link works fine for me, I dono whats wrong for you.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #8
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I have tried to opening this from my mobile phone and worked great. so i have cleared by broswer cache and it's great now i can see them stunning renders zahid hadid what can you expect :P
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I guarantee you guys this will be the most impressive building in cairo, Citadel capital is one of the most powerful investment firms in the middle east, and they're getting international acclaim, lol and akeed they have TONS of cash, so this should be great
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let just hope haha. almost nothing of zahid hadid designs where built lol.
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