The Portal is comprised of two Seven-storey buildings that blend in with their surroundings, creating a sense of place within the Business Park. The buildings have a special air of modernity and professionalism, designed to reflect the aspirations of Egypt’s present-day business community through a dynamic play between traditional materials and contemporary forms.
The contrasting pattern of glass, stone and concrete creates interplay between traditional material and modern form. The building’s window placement and floor plates have been proportioned to provide ideal day-lighting for internal spaces with 60% glazing.
In addition, the bay windows give relief to the overall façade while providing vantage views up and down the Westown Pedestrian Spine. The façades subtle – almost draping stone forms redefine the possibilities of traditional materials as a tribute to Egypt’s transforming business community.