In pictures: SOM designs new capital city for Egypt

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is set to design Egypt’s new capital called Capital Cairo. It is planned to become the new governmental and business capital.

The site is defined by wadis and a topography, which will be preserved and enhanced for future generations.  The future city will be compact in urban form and anchored by concentrated development districts, including – a central business district, a government administrative district, a cultural district, a knowledge and innovation district, and over 100 diverse residential neighborhoods.

 

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