Chinese and Moroccan contractors have agreed to work together to build Africa’s tallest skyscraper in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

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Rendering of proposed Rabat Bouregreg Tower in Morocco

China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca (TGCC) will partner on the project, which is being developed by Morocco’s BMCE Bank of Africa.

At a height of 250 m, and an estimated cost of US$375 million, the 55-storey Rabat Bouregreg Tower will incorporate ecological and sustainable design concepts.

As well as having a number of luxury apartments, the tower will host hotels and office space, while the lower structure will include prominent public spaces for the arts and culture.

On completion, the tower will be the centrepiece of a wider project, to develop the Bouregreg valley in Rabat, which is in itself part of the 2014-2018 Integrated Development Program dubbed “Rabat, City of Light, Moroccan Cultural Capital.”

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