Zanzibar, an Indian Ocean island, has unveiled plans to construct a 28-story apartment tower designed in hybrid timber technology on October 01, 2022. Featuring a height of 96 meters upon completion, it will be the tallest green building in the world.

The tower has been named Burj Zanzibar – “Burj” meaning tower in Arabic – and is expected to be an iconic landmark not only for the island and Africa, but also to be a global environmental milestone, being the first timber structure worldwide of such size.

Dubbed “vertical green village”, the architect responsible for the concept, Leander Moons, reportedly said it would represent a new ecosystem for the future of living. The residential tower with 266 residences is to be located in Fumba Town and will have units ranging from studios starting at $79,900 to a vast penthouse with a private pool on the 26th floor at $950,880.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat certified the 86.6-metre Ascent Tower in Milwaukee, US, as the world’s tallest timber hybrid building a few weeks ago (CTBUH). However, Burj Zanzibar, when completed, would be the world’s tallest timber structure and Africa’s first high-rise to use this cutting-edge technology.

Source: African Business


The opinions expresses here in the post "Burj Zanzibar: The Tallest Timber Building-to-be in the World" are those of the individua's contributor(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Business Info Ethiopia , BIE Intelligence PLC, its publisher, editor, or any of its other contributors.


Hanna is an aspiring economist in her final year at Addis Ababa University. She has written hundreds of insightful daily stories, analyses, and features about the Ethiopian economy and beyond.

Comments are closed.