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Contemporary Northeast Africa Building Designs – Built Environment Updates

post updated 16 May 2024

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20 January 2024
All Saints’ Cathedral Building
All Saints Cathedral Cairo building crown
photo © Adrian Welch
All Saints’ Cathedral, Cairo, was consecrated in 1988. The property was designed by Egyptian architects Dr. Awad Kamel and Selim Kamel.

The building is the home of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa.
All Saints Cathedral Cairo interior
interior photo © Adrian Welch
The cathedral is located in Zamalek, a residential area on an island in the middle of the River Nile. The church is constructed in concrete.

It was designed in the shape of a cross at ground level and a crown at the top.

The building’s crown reminds me of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool, built much earlier in 1967.

20 January 2024
Egyptian Museum Building
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly known as the Egyptian Museum, located in Cairo, Egypt, houses the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. It houses over 120,000 items.
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities entry facade
photo © Adrian Welch

19 January 2024
Egyptian Architecture Tours
New photos of the Pyramids of Giza by architect Adrian Welch:
Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Africa
photos © Adrian Welch
Egyptian Architecture Tours
Bespoke architectural travel in the River Nile valley by e-architect.

Eagle Mansion Signature Villa
Eagle Mansion Signature Villa Northern Egypt
image : MASK architects
Eagle Mansion Signature Villa, Northern Egypt

30 Mar 2023
The Sphinx Cairo Building
Architecture: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
The Sphinx Cairo Building, Egypt
image courtesy of architecture office
The Sphinx Cairo Building
The project is located on the northern coast of Egypt. Located a short distance from the Mediterranean, its configuration on two levels allows views from the upper part of the proposal.

23 Mar 2023
Zooba GEM, Kafr Nassar, Giza Governorate
Architecture: AE Superlab
Zooba - Grand Egyptian Museum Giza Governorate Egypt
photo : AE Superlab
Zooba – Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza Governorate
Zooba GEM is a flagship branch of the celebrated Egyptian food brand located at the new Grand Egyptian Museum. The restaurant occupies a generous corner location, prominently positioned along the museum’s soaring main atrium and directly overlooking the main visitor’s entrance and the timeless historic artifacts that occupy the atrium and stepped galleries beyond.

15 Apr 2022
Villa G02
Architecture: MASK Architects
Villa G02 Signature Private Mansion Egypt
image courtesy of architectural practice
Villa G02 Signature Private Mansion
This signature private mansion is a concept design based in Egypt, situated on artificial land created offshore. This luxury project is designed to meet the needs of the client and we aimed to achieve it all by being sustainable and ecological.

6 Apr 2022
The Great Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt:
The Great Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel
photo © Daniel Lomholt-Welch
This incredible work is located at a historic site comprising two massive rock-cut temples in the village of Abu Simbel, near the border with Sudan. Situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, the complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”, which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan), and include Amada, Wadi es-Sebua, and other Nubian sites.

14 Oct 2021
ES Office, New Capital
Architect: Abdelhamid Ezzat
Net Zero Office Building New Capital - Egyptian Architecture News
image courtesy of architectural practice
Net Zero Office Building, New Capital
ES office building is designed to be part of its local and citywide environment and to make a responsible contribution globally, Abdelhamid Ezzat hope it will set the standard for office design that is Net Zero Carbon and achieves the wellbeing of its occupants at the fore. We are looking forward to bringing it to fruition.

10 Jan 2021
Living Pedestrian Bridge Over The Nile, Cairo
Architects: Ali Khaled Elewa, Mostafa Ahmed Zakaria, Sherif Khaled Abdelkhaleq, Hoda Essam Abdelmawla and Ebtisam Elgizawy
Living Ledestrian Bridge Nile Cairo - Egyptian Architecture News
image courtesy of architects office
Living Pedestrian Bridge Over The Nile
Five Egyptian architects won Rifat Chadirji Prize 2020. Tamayouz Excellence Award has announced the winners of its Rifat Chadirji Prize 2020, an annual thematic prize named after the prolific Iraqi architect and academic Dr. Rifat Chadirji, is a thematic international prize that seeks designs responding to local challenges.

11 Sep 2020
Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre, Cairo
Architects: Foster + Partners
Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Cairo - Egyptian Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Cairo
Construction has started on the newest outpost of the Aswan Heart Centre founded by renowned Egyptian surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub and provides free state-of-the-art treatment for the people of Egypt and beyond, in particular those in sub-Saharan Africa.

21 Aug 2020
Ta’et Nour Mixed-Use Development, Assiut
Taet Nour Mixed-Use Development Assiut
image courtesy of architects practice
Ta’et Nour Mixed-Use Development in Assiut
Ta’et Nour is a mixed use urban project on the outskirts of the Assiut governorate in Egypt. The project is designed as a humanitarian response to the needs of the residents of an informal settlement built under high voltage power lines near the village of Al Izayah, who have developed serious health problems resulting from their prolonged exposure to these power lines.

26 Mar 2020
A message from Egyptian architects\artists to the whole world
A Response for Global Crisis: Interactive Installation Artwork
image courtesy of architects studio
A Response for Global Crisis
ARCH+ART, a group of Egyptian architects and visual artists, has revealed their project: “A response to global crisis”, to highlight the role of both art and architecture in raising the social awareness, towards global issues facing the world.

22 Jan 2019
Getty Conservation Institute Completes Work at the Tomb of Tutankhamen
Tomb of Tutankhamen Conservation and Management
photo : Carleton Immersive Media Studio; Carleton University © J. Paul Getty Trust
The Getty Conservation Institute and Egyptian authorities carried out the most thorough study and conservation of the tomb since its discovery by Howard Carter in 1922:
Tomb of Tutankhamen Conservation and Management

21 Jan 2019
Edge Innovation Center, Cairo
Architects: YLAB Arquitectos
Edge Innovation Center Building in Cairo - Egyptian Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Edge Innovation Center Building in Cairo
The project consists of the interior design of the Edge Innovation Center, a new aspirational and status business destination in Egypt. It is located in Giza’s Galleria40, a new retail and business complex.

18 Jan 2019
Iconic Tower Building

Possibly to be the “tallest building” in Africa, at 390 metres tall, way higher than the current title holder.

The skyscraper is located in Egypt’s new administrative capital 45 km east of Cairo.

Initial work on the ‘Iconic Tower’ is due to start in March 2019.

Iconic Tower Building Egypt
image courtesy of architects

Construction will be by Egyptian construction companies in collaboration with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).

The Carlton Centre in Johannesburg is the tallest building in Africa – since 1973 – at 223 metres high.

However, there is competition for the title of tallest building in Africa:

Also, the BMCE Bank of Africa Tower in Rabat, Morocco, is also competing for Africa’s tallest building. At 250 meters high, with 55 floors, and covering an area of 86,000 sqm.

Kenya is building The Pinnacle Towers, 213m high over 70 floors. The complex is by Dubai-based developers. The development includes a 45-floor Hilton Hotel, 20 floors of offices, 200 residences, 3-floor basement parking, gaming zone, 3-floor luxury mall, helipad and Africa’s highest viewing deck.

Also in Egypt, The Nile Tower designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid is due to also be 70 storeys high.

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Northeast Africa Architectural Projects + Key New Property Designs, alphabetical:

Egyptian Architecture Designs – chronological list

Alamein Hotel, Alamein, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt – on the Mediterranean Sea
Design: H2R
Alamein Hotel in Egypt - Egyptian Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Alamein Hotel Building in Egypt
The design team remodeled the 1960’s Mediterranean beach hub’s interiors creating a serene escape injected with premium furnishings to elevate the hotel stay experience.

Egyptian Architecture Tours
Bespoke architectural travel in the River Nile valley by e-architect:
Egyptian Architecture Tours

Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza
Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza

Cairo Science City Building Design
Cairo Science City Building Design

Masterplan for New Cairo, Egypt

Nile Tower, Cairo
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Nile Tower Cairo building design by Zaha Hadid Architects
image courtesy of architects practice
Nile Tower 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.

More buildings in this North African country:

Alexandria Hospitals

Alexandria Library

Cairo Expo City Competition

Grand Egyptian Museum

Grand Egyptian Museum Cairo

Great Egyptian Museum Design

Pyramids Heights House

Ramses Square

Sheta House Cairo

Stone Towers Cairo

Location: Egypt, Northeast Africa

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Design: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
New Algerian Parliament Building
image Courtesy architecture office
New Algerian Parliament

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