Giza, Egypt

Mall of Egypt

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.

Project info

Construction phase
New construction
Building type
Non-residential building
Detailed building type
Retail / Trade
Net floor area
2101440 m2
Land plot size
400000 m2
2 stories
Original construction year of the building
Project contact
Diaa Yahia - Majid Al Futtaim Properties Egypt
Contact email address

Project team

Majid Al Futtaim Properties Egypt
Medhat AbouZeid Egyptian Consulting House (MZECH)
Construction contractor(s)
Besix Orascom Joint Venture (BOJV)
Energy efficiency consultant(s)
HVAC consultant(s)
Shaker Consulting Group (SCG)
Building services
Lighting Consultant: BDP, Landscape architect: Tarek Bashir Consulting (TBC), Snow consultant: WSP

Building Rating and Certifications systems

Rating and certifications systems

Building Envelope

External walls

0.35 W/(m²*K)


0.24 W/(m²*K)

Openings and windows

Frame material / description
Metal framing
Overall u-value window
2.11 W/(m²*K)
Description of construction
SHGC 0.25

Basement floor

Description of construction

Additional thermal insulation materials

Skylight U-value 2.18 W/m2K, Skylight SHGC 0.36

Technical Building Systems

Ventilation system

Type of ventilation
Mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery

Space cooling system

Primary space cooling system
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

Shading devices

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


1000 kWp
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.

Final Energy Demand

Energy carrier (1)
Energy carrier (2)
Gas a
Total specific final energy demand
64150345 kWh/(m²*a)

Financial Aspects

Project construction cost
400000000 EUR