Project Cairo, Egypt

Nile City

Cairo's three towers

Activity: Buildings
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On the banks of the Nile, three majestic towers stand out against the Cairo sky. BESIX designed and built the two office towers and erected the third: The Fairmont Hotel Tower.

On the banks of the Nile

At the heart of the city of Cairo, on the banks of the Nile, a prestigious building complex welcomes visitors over an area of 255,000 m². It is organized around a set of three towers, rising majestically into the Egyptian sky, and each carrying BESIX's signature.

Two office towers

BESIX designed and built the first two 142-metre-high towers. The 34 floors in each tower consist mainly of offices, with 8 floors of apartments also in one of them. Both rise from a shared three-storey podium containing a shopping centre, a six-screen cinema complex and a series of restaurants, and decorated with natural stone. Below that, a four-level basement offers 1,200 parking spaces.

The prestigious Fairmont Hotel

The third tower is a prestigious 5-star hotel. The Fairmont Hotel rises up from the central atrium and galleries. Built by BESIX, it offers 700 rooms over 23 floors. On the roof, terraces with pools offer stunning views over the city and the river Nile, with the pyramids visible on the horizon. The façade, with its curtain walls and elegant, decorative precast GRC panels, also carries BESIX' signature, as does the aluminium and granite work.

Project details

Project name

Nile City

Area(s) of expertise

Hotels, Offices

Contract type

Build

Location

Cairo, Egypt

Stakeholder(s)

BESIX

Client

Nile City Investments, Egypt

Building Period

1998 - 2004

Architect

Atelier d’Art Urbain, Belgium

Total value

€ 174 million

Height

142m

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