IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, is a Swedish company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances, and home accessories. In 2013, Al-Futtaim Group opened the first IKEA store in Egypt at Cairo Festival City (CFC). Wrapped in IKEA’s distinctive blue and yellow brand colors, the store stands as an iconic landmark within the commercial complex.
As the lead consultant of CFC, ECG studied a range of design parameters and developed a group of solutions to blend IKEA’s standard layout with the mall. These aspects included the approach, visibility, utilities, structural loads, structural grid, circulation, and connectivity.
The store’s main building comprises two floors with a built-up area of 30,000 m2. The area is divided into a series of interconnected departments leading to one another, with an attached double-height hall containing a self-serve furniture area. There is also a three-floor parking structure with a built-up area of around 60,000 m², which brings the total built-up area to approximately 90,000 m2.
- Arch of Record
- Construction management
- Construction supervision
- Coordinating architectural, structural, and MEP requirements with CFM
- Design review
- Initial studies
Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate
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