The vision of Majid Al Futtaim Properties Egypt was to create a luxurious regional shopping center that will not only dominate 6th of October City, but Giza as a whole. The nearly 2 million square feet of shopping and leisure complex contains more than 1.5 million square feet of leasable retail space along with the potential for several long-term retail development projects. Several large-scale tenants include a movie theater, a hypermarket grocery store, an amusement park, and an indoor ski slope. Beneath the building, a ventilated undercroft area provides delivery trucks with access for unloading and delivering products to retail stores.
Centralised chiller │Usually a central system located in the basement
Water heater system
Primary water heater system
Dedicated electric heater (dedicated = just hot water generation)
381.6 Gallon Electric Hot Water Heater for Restroom Hand Washing
Type of shading system installed
Static (fix) shading systems as part of the building architecture (e.g. Maschrabiyya, porch roofs, pergolas)
Parking garage on North and South
It is installed on the top level of the car park, using it also as shading for the parked cars at this level. The array is estimated to generate about 1500 MWh of green electricity a year, approx. 2.3% of the total annual energy cost.
Other technical building systems
The project has achieved an energy cost savings of 16.08% using the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, Appendix G methodology. The Proposed Building Design exceeds the Baseline Building Design performance by 16.4%. With the help of specialist Egyptian companies, BESIX was able to recycle 75% of the waste of all trades on the construction site, an effort that contributed to the LEED Gold environmental certification awarded to the complex.