Renowned Business Magazine Forbes To Construct Zero-Carbon Tower In Egypt’s New Administrative Capital
Forbes, a world-renowned business magazine, has just collaborated with Magnom Properties to construct Forbes International Tower. It will be a carbon-free commercial tower, in the northern Central Business District of Cairo’s new Administrative Capital. For those who are unfamiliar, Forbes is an American business publication that is released eight times annually. It is recognized for its billionaire rankings and lists. According to Al Ahram Online, the zero-carbon structure was envisioned by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, a company that also developed the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates and is a subsidiary of Rawabi Holding of Saudi Arabia.
During the announcement, Adrian Smith stated that “The visually striking, beautifully futuristic ‘Forbes International Tower’ has a contextually responsive soaring glass, steel, and photovoltaic-laced design. The tower features captivating curves of glass and steel that launch skyward to form 55 floors of flexible office space and two stories of high-end retail experiences.” The tower reportedly harnesses the power of surrounding natural resources and elevates energy performance standards with a solar panel rooftop, fully automated HVAC field devices, and modern intelligent building technology.
Khaled Abbas, chairman and managing director of Administrative Capital For Urban Development, stated that the new capital aims to create a zero-carbon governmental area with all lighting being green, and a footprint of just 20 to 25 percent.