Not many specifics are known so far about the obelisk-shaped megatall tower concept Oblisco Capitale Tower by Cairo/Dubai-based firm IDIA.Design, but the promotional material hints at a structure taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world’s tallest building.
The tower’s architecture is inspired from both the Pharaonic and Art Deco styles. The proportions of the Oblisco Capitale Tower were emulated carefully from the original obelisk dimensions. These dimensions embody geometrical perfection and structural stability. The Nile River is the second element of inspiration for our design; represented in the project via the canal that connects the corners of land in the project. This water element will be the main means of mobility in the development.
The pattern visible on the tower’s façade is inspired from the lotus flower design used in the Pharaonic era. However, this design element is not just for decorative purposes, it also has an environmental concept behind it. The design contains louvres – inspired by Art Deco – which rotate according to the sun’s inclination, reducing heat throughout the day. At the same time, the ratio between solid and void in the louvres’ design still provides transparency which enhances the visual connection between inside and outside.
“Idia Designs, an architectural design firm, has revealed some preliminary details on the chosen design of its New Administrative Capital’s landmark, the ‘Oblisco Capitale Tower,’ which is deemed to surpass Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in stature, Invest-Gate reports.
“It is still a concept,” according to the company’s statement. However, some photos and videos were released, showcasing the tower’s features. State-run El Nasr Housing and Development is the project’s developer.