The proposed mega-tall skyscraper Oblisco Capitale is located in the New Administrative Capital (NAC) of Egypt. Currently, many countries in the MENA region are announcing large-scale projects. While Saudi Arabia and the UAE are well-known for their projects, other countries, such as Egypt, are also working on structures.
Oblisco Capitale has gained attention again due to TikTok videos circulating around the internet. This project was announced in 2018 as a part of Egypt Vision 2030 with the aim of becoming the world’s tallest structure, reaching a height of 1000 m.
IDIA, an Egyptian architectural design firm, is responsible for designing the Oblisco Capitale project, which includes residences, hotel apartments, and units of various sizes on its planned 165 floors. Also, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation are project partners, and El Nasr Housing and Development is the project’s developer.
As reported by Invest-gate, “It is a complete community with a business hub, medical city, educational complexes, etc. It will be an integrated project,” said Lina Hesham, communication manager at IDIA, and added, “The first inspiration was to make a Pharaonic design inspired by the obelisk, so we added up the Art Deco as a theme to the project since it is a style inspired from Pharaonic civilization.”
The tower’s architecture is based on both Pharaonic and Art Deco styles, with Ancient Egyptian obelisks serving as a reference for its proportions. The tower’s facade design is inspired by the Egyptian lotus flower, and it features louvres that rotate according to the sun’s inclination, reducing heat throughout the day, inspired by the Art Deco style. The project’s design represents the Nile River through the canal that connects the corners of the land.