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First look: Zaha Hadid reveals Egyptian stone towers

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Zaha Hadid has unveiled proposals for a 525,000 sq m office, shopping and hotel scheme in Cairo, Egypt

The Stone Towers scheme in the city’s Stone District for developer the Rooya Group was inspired, according to Hadid, by the ‘mathematics’ of the region.

Hadid said: ‘I have visited Egypt many times and I have always been fascinated by the mathematics and arts of the Arab world.

‘In our office we have always researched the formal concepts of geometry - which relates a great deal to the region’s art traditions and sciences in terms of algebra, geometry and mathematics.’

She added: ‘With a large-scale project such as the Stone Towers, care must be taken to balance a necessary requirement for repetitive elements whilst avoiding an uncompromising repetition of static building masses.

’The architecture of [this scheme] pursues a geometric rhythm of similar, interlocking, yet individually differentiated building forms that creates a cohesive composition.’

The project has been designed alongside structural engineers Adams Kara Taylor.

 

 

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