Zanzibar has announced plans to build sub-Saharan Africa’s tallest skyscraper. The 70-storey Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower will be developed by a joint venture of Tanzanian AICL Group and Edinburgh Crowland Management Ltd which signed a contract with New York and Dubai-based design architect company, xCassia. The deal will see xCassia come up with architectural designs for what will be the largest hotel and the tallest skyscraper in East and Central Africa. The ambitious tower will also be the second tallest building in Africa, behind Egypt’s The Iconic Tower.
CEO of Crowland Management Ltd, Dr Emmanuel Umoh:
“The building which will be called Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower is expected to be one of the international iconic features, facilitating tourism, culture, and business opportunities”
The construction of the said project is expected to be in phases, to be undertaken over a period of four years, providing employment opportunities to locals. Linked by a high and low bridge structure, the development is planned over three key sites: the Arrivals Plaza, Zanzibar Domino, and Island Resort, each with distinct identities and uses the guest experience pathway in a seamless curated journey from arrival to destination. Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower will involve a man-made island with a marina for yachts and cruise ships. The finished project will also house 560 apartments, luxury hotels, resorts, a golf course and a wedding chapel.
Jean-Paul Cassia, the architect’s founder:
“I dreamed of building this project for over a decade. Between its innate mathematical order and geometries found in nature, its pure lines and proportions that evoke growth, progress and freedom, it had all the bearings of an icon anyone could remember and draw on a paper napkin. all it lacked was the right visionary investor and site to make it come true.”