Xcassia unveils plans for the "Zanzibar Domino", a spiral skyscraper on an artificial island off the west coast of the Zanzibar archipelago, Tanzania. The impressive mixed-use complex (over 370.000 square meters) will become the second tallest building (and largest hotel) in Africa.
A domino that runs towards the sky of Zanzibar
The Zanzibar Domino project takes inspiration from the shape of stacked dominoes and is made up of 360 “tiles” that rise to an observation platform at the top. “We first sketched it out in Paris in 2009 after my father, my two sons and I played dominoes,” says the founder and director of design of Xcassia, Jean-paul Cassia.
I have dreamed of making this project for over a decade, with its innate mathematical order and geometries found in nature, its pure lines and proportions that evoke growth, progress and freedom. It has all the credentials to remain in the memory. all that was missing was the visionary investor and the right place to make it happen. Now there: it's Zanzibar.Jean-paul Cassia, XCassia
An emblematic tourist destination
This Domino tower was originally planned for locations in Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. Stunning opportunities, each with their own localized character and challenges. however, both sites proved inconclusive due to height, budget, maritime constraints and infrastructure. Finally, the final landing in Zanzibar, where it will be a legendary tourist destination.
The development will be carried out on a 20 hectare site, 4 km long. The expansive master plan includes leisure, entertainment, retail and residential programs with noteworthy features. These include an island resort complete with golf course and a wedding chapel on a private islet. The Zanzibar Domino tower itself will house 560 residential units as well as a 5 and 6 star hotel and spa facilities.
“Once completed, Zanzibar Domino will offer visitors, residents and businesses a multifaceted program designed to create distinctive experiences, career paths and investment opportunities throughout the year,” he says. Youssef s. Amour, executive chairman of the AICL group that commissioned the project.