DJIBOUTI CITY, 26 February 2021 – Russian architect, Alex Wizhevsky, has presented the construction design of Djibouti-Towers, the first skyscraper planned in the Horn of Africa nation.
The complex, to be built as three inter-locked structures, will rise 43 floors – an estimated 243 meters (800 feet) into the sky.
Upon completion, Djibouti Towers are expected to be the tallest complex of skyscrapers in Africa.
The towers, which honor Djibouti’s national symbols, will will house high-end hotels and luxury boutiques, a high-rise cultural and business center.
According to Lex Wizhevsky, the Russian chief architect of Djibouti Towers, the structure will rest on a four-level basement floor.
It will host a trade and entertainment center with boutiques, restaurants, cinemas, as well as conference, concert and exhibition halls.
The towers will house offices for international corporations, deluxe private residences, a luxury hotel, panoramic restaurants and observation decks.
The heart of the complex is a rotating ball, symbolizing the union of all peoples, races and cultures of Africa.
The construction of the towers “will transform the region into a business district with a developed infrastructure, business environment and eco-friendly green spaces,” said Wizhevsky.
“We hope that the business and cultural development center ‘Djibouti Towers’ will become a symbol of peace and national unity of the Horn of Africa states,” said Wizhevsky.
Djibouti Towers have been designed to showcase the culture and the arts of the Horn of Africa region.
The central tower – the slimmest of the three-pronged structure – has been designed to resemble a spear, featuring a shield and star, as well as a rotating ball that symbolizes the union of all people, races, and cultures of Africa.
The pair of identical structures flanking the central tower have been designed to reference traditional Djibouti daggers.
The architects say of the two external structures that flank the spear “adorned with elements from a Laurel wreath – a symbol of the peace” won by the people of Djibouti when they won independence from colonizers on 27 June 1977.