Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled plans for a new project called the Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt. Providing office and retail facilities to a rapidly expanding Cairo, the unique 5.6 million square foot (525,000 sq m) Stone Towers development also includes a five-star business hotel with serviced apartments.
Inspired by the patterns and textures of ancient Egyptian stonework, the north and south facades of each tower will be covered with recesses and protrusions emphasizing the effects of light and shadow on the surfaces.
"There is a overwhelming need in Egypt for developments of the highest international standards required by the serious and growing investment climate of the country – ultimately contributing to making it a hub for multinationals in the region. The Stone Towers needed an architect with daring ideas, innovation, international expertise and experience…it needed Zaha Hadid." -Hisham Shoukri, CEO of Rooya Group