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Old May 24th, 2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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CAIRO | Nile Tower | 300m | 984ft | 70 fl | Pro



NILE TOWER HOTEL

Program:
Hotel and apartment tower

CLIENT:
Living in Interiors

SIZE:
140.000 m²

DESIGN STRATEGY:
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.
















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Old May 24th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Silly me, can someone please change the tower name in the title to "Nile Tower Hotel" instead of "Nile Tower", thanks. Sorry.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #3
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wow
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Old May 24th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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Amazing. Finally Africa may get a supertall! Nice design too.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #5
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Great design! this is quality
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Old May 24th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #6
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Africa would have had tall building years ago but you know the history. Maybe there will be more to come
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Old May 25th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #7
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Great design! this is quality
In my opinion, everything that Zaha Hadid does is.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #8
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In my opinion, everything that Zaha Hadid does is.
True, Zahah Hadid also has 2 other phenomenal Egypt projects:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=892684

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=880816
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Old May 25th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #9
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Cairo totally needs an injection of modern architecture
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Old May 25th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #10
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nice very nice
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Old May 25th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #11
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Really nice with some really nice lines. I like it a lot. Congratulations Cairo
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Old May 25th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #12
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wow.....one of best towers
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Old May 25th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #13
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whoaa! awesome! i like the design a lot!
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #14
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Great design, the detail in the corner is really well done !
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The design is great but does Cairo have a modern skyline or is this going to stick out like a sore thumb. The location also look kinda awkward. If Cairo is trying to build up a CBD like Istanbul or something, shouldn't this be in a new area of the city?
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This design is real nice, a change to the traditional Nile landscape
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Old May 29th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #17
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The design is great but does Cairo have a modern skyline or is this going to stick out like a sore thumb. The location also look kinda awkward. If Cairo is trying to build up a CBD like Istanbul or something, shouldn't this be in a new area of the city?
Good question.

Thankfully, the site of the Nile Tower Hotel is next to a couple existing towers, and an under construction highrise

These buildings will be next to it (to the left of the Nile Tower Hotel Site):



[IMG]http://i46.************/21apol.png[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i49.************/1eb2pj.jpg[/IMG]


In that picture, the towers on the far right, and far left are completed, and the one in the Centre (The St.Regis Hotel Towers) is under construction.

To the right of the Nile Tower Hotel Site you have this:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/mossaiq...84446/sizes/l/

And this:




So yes, it should look just fine in the skyline, im just hoping this project gets approved
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Old May 29th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #18
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I've been following this project on the Egyptian forum, I really hope that this project materialises.
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First supertall of Egypt and Africa.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #20
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First supertall of Egypt and Africa.
I think South Africa currently have a proposed Supertall as well...
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