Built on a total area of 16,000 m², the landmark towers are second only to Cairo Tower in height, making a distinctive statement against the skyline, day and night.
This huge project is the stunning result of cooperation and the combined skills of talented teams from Atelier D’Art Urban, Shaker Consultancy Group, Dar Al Hadassah Consultants, Hamza Associates, Orascom Engineering, Besix, and Orascom Construction Industries.
Attention to quality has been paramount throughout the construction and operational phases of Nile City Towers, with adherence to SLA with British reference. Just part of this attention to detail, optimizing tenant and visitor care includes 1250 car parking slots with a 24/7 parking system, a 24/7 security system and stringent maintenance.
Streamlined and conceptualized to offer a functional, energy-efficient and time effective environment, the buildings come with 24 elevators, four fire escape stairs, and four service elevators. Drawing the natural elements and light, a central sky-lit podium rises from the ground level to the third floor and joins the two towers. Water features add fluid grace to bring a vibrant energy to the sunlight-flooded spaces. Making full use of attractive interiors and natural light, there are panoramic lifts and escalators allowing for easy circulation throughout the space. The strategic placement of the escalators and lifts greatly facilitates the flow of visitors within the mall, making it a stress-free experience and encouraging them to spend more time, with an end result reflecting in sales and revenue figures.
The superstructure is supported by a large reinforced concrete raft foundation, which is in turn supported by bored reinforced concrete piles; 1/1.2m diameter x 42 L.M length and barrette; barrette average is 1.20 x 2.40m.
The design was based on the extensive geotechnical and seismic code of June 1st, 1999. The mat is 1.2 m thick and was constructed in sixteen connected pours totaling 19,200 m³ of reinforced concrete. The piles represent the largest and longest piles conventionally available in Egypt.
All foundations are protected by a waterproof system. Nile City land is surrounded by a diaphragm wall of 60cm width x 27m depth.