construction work is set to start on a skyscraper, which, once complete, will be the tallest building in both morocco and the whole of africa. topping out at 250 meters (820 feet), the ‘bank of africa tower’ will contain a luxury hotel and apartments as well as high-end offices. meanwhile, a viewing terrace is planned for the very top of the tower. the building has been designed by architects rafael de la-hoz and hakim benjelloun. construction work begins in rabat on november 1, 2018, with the project scheduled to complete by the end of may 2022.


the tower will be the tallest building in both morocco and the whole of africa

 

 

in early october 2018, BESIX, a multidisciplinary construction firm, were selected to complete the project, which is being developed by O TOWER, a subsidiary of financecom group. rafael de la-hoz and hakim benjelloun’s design will be certified LEED gold and HQE for compliance with the highest international environmental quality standards. BESIX’s engineering department has also outlined a series of technological innovations that will ensure a state-of-the-art building.


the structure will top out at 250 meters (820 feet)

 

 

‘the bank of africa tower will be an emblematic building for the country,’ says rik vandenberghe, CEO of BESIX group. ‘I am proud to see BESIX participating in its construction in morocco, a kingdom in which it has been a pleasure to work in recent years. in the case of the bank of africa tower, we can count on our solid expertise in high-rise construction.’ the bank of africa tower will form the centerpiece of rabat’s bouregreg valley development project — part of a larger masterplan that comprises the zaha hadid-designed ‘grand-théatre-de-rabat’.


the building will contain a luxury hotel


a viewing terrace is planned for the very top of the tower


the project is expected to complete by the end of may 2022

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