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Africa's Tallest Skyscraper Set to Begin Construction in Morocco

Posted On: Oct 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Africa's Tallest Skyscraper Set to Begin Construction in Morocco

Bank of Africa Tower. Image Courtesy of Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos
Africa's tallest skyscraper is set to begin construction in two weeks time. Designed by Spanish architects Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos and Moroccan firm CHB Cabinet Hakim Benjelloun , the 820-ft tall Bank of Africa Tower will take the title of tallest tower from the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. Aiming for LEED Gold and HQE ratings, the tower will begin construction on November 1 and is expected be complete by May 30, 2022.
Bank of Africa Tower. Image Courtesy of Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos
Belgian construction firms BESIX and Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca have been selected for the project, with BESIX having completed earlier projects like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Moroccan BMCE Bank of Africa is sponsoring the project, which will cost an estimated MAD 3 billion. The Bank of Africa Tower will have 55 floors with a luxury hotel, offices, and apartments.
Bank of Africa Tower. Image Courtesy of Rafael de...

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