The contract for the construction of the tallest tower in Africa has been launched in Morocco Othman Benjelloun, head of BMCE Bank of Africa who chaired the signing ceremony held in the capital Casablanca has announced.
The move paves way for the construction of the project dubbed Rabat Bouregreg Tower.
Speaking during the signing ceremony held early this week, Mr Benjelloun said that the project can be an “icon in the urban and economic, cultural and tourist landscapes of Morocco.”
The project is being spearheaded by China Railway Construction Corporation, Morocco’s BMCE Bank of Africa and Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca-Morocco’s leading construction company.
Tallest tower in Africa
Standing 250 meters high, with 55 floors, and covering an area of 86,000 m2, the building will be the tallest tower Africa. The tower will adopt of ecological and sustainable design concepts. It will include offices, hotels and luxury apartments, according to the report.
The new project also involves the construction of several innovative facilities, including the Grand Theatre of Rabat, the Arts and Culture House, the National Archives of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Archaeological Museum.
CRCC International and TGCC have created a consortium in the form of a joint venture to carry out this mega-project. Spanish architects, De La Hoz, and Moroccan architect, Hakim Benjelloun, were responsible for the project’s design.
The Chinese State Group, CRCC International, is one of the largest construction companies in the world. Its activities in more than 120 countries include transport, rail, roads, energy and public works, housing construction, manufacturing, trade, logistics, investment and finance.
Moroccan Group, TGCC, is one of the leaders in the construction of infrastructures and housing in Morocco, having, to its credit, several dozens of major achievements throughout the Kingdom.
Some forty senior Chinese and Moroccan executives and stakeholders were also present at the ceremony, including the shareholders, developer of the Tower- BMCE Bank, Royal Moroccan Insurance and FinanceCom.
Meanwhile in East Africa, Kenya is constructing what it says would be the tallest tower in Africa.The 900-feet twin Pinnacle Towers will have 70 floors including a 45-floor Hilton Hotel, 20 floors of offices, 200 residential houses, 3-floor basement parking, gaming zone, 3-floor luxury mall, helipad and Africa’s highest viewing deck.