As reported by Construction review, Watamu beach, in Malindi Kenya is set to host the tallest skyscraper in Africa overshadowing the Pinnacle Tower in Nairobi’s Upperhill area that stands at 70 storeys and 300 metres in height and as at now is the tallest skyscraper in the continent.

The Palm Exotjca upon completion will stand at a height of 370 metres with 61 storeys. The architectural design borrows from simple traditionally crafted art pieces of Kenya’s rich culture from the coast and is credited to Italian architect Lorenzo Pagnini (lead architect) as well as Indian architecture practice Metaarch (www.metaarch.com).

The building’s developers are investors from New York, South Africa and Italian billionaire Franco Rosco who viewed the to tower as an addition to the coastal town’s clout as a luxury tourism hub.

The Palm Exotjca

The mixed use development will feature tastefully furnished residential suites, eclectic restaurants and a vibrant 24-hour casino, a good feature for coastal entertainment.

Each intuitively designed floor plan, from studios, Presidential suites, exclusive Sky Apartments and Penthouse apartments are fitted with modern appliances and tasteful furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive balconies will have uninterrupted views of the vibrant blues of the Indian Ocean and emerald tropical treetops.  

Residents will also be spoilt for choice from a host of offerings including a casino, nightclub, retail mall, theatre and cinema, state-of-the-art fitness centre, wellness spa and children’s play area as well as a 5-star hotel and its lavish facilities.

Furthermore, the tower will give its companions uninterrupted views of vivid ocean colours and the picturesque Watamu panorama.

You can find out more about the development via the official website and view images of a detailed scale model of by one off architectural models here.

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