Think regular old garden city, but more expensive, and with actual parking.
In a spot of urban news this fine Saturday afternoon, Egypt's illustrious and yet-unnamed New Administrative Capital will apparently be home to a "New Garden City" in the capital's R5 district, according to a statement by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.
Taking up about 1,000 acres, and set to contain 23,000 housing units from average old apartment buildings, to villas and even more luxurious options, the even more garden-y city will adopt an old French architectural motif, not unlike that of Garden City classic. It will also include a residential tower area comprised of about 2,000 housing units, and a 5-star hotel. Whether or not it'll have a "New Mantis" in said hotel is yet to be disclosed.
Egypt's New Administrative Capital is set to be the coutnry's most ambitious urban project undergone to date. 270 square fit to house five million citizens, with 21 residential districts, 1,250 mosques and churches, 2,000 schools and colleges and over 600 medical facilities are just some of the things we've heard thus far. One has to wonder, however, if this New Garden City will manage to out-stage the storied (and expensive) chunk of Cairo at any point, but we'll be on the lookout for more deets regardless.
Main image from Financial Times