Palm Galleria Shopping Centre, Cairo

John Burrows project-led the architecture and design for Palm Hills Developments. We were appointed in 2010 as Executive Architects and Interior Designers for the design and construction of Palm Galleria Shopping Centre, opposite the American University in West Cairo.

Working directly for Ahmed Atalla, Vice President for Development at Palm Hills, we provided architectural, retail planning, ID and Graphic Design services for 40,000 sq m of high-end shopping and leisure, built on 3 floors with 2 basement levels of parking. 100 units accommodated a supermarket, department store, cinema, restaurants and food court.

Intended to be a luxury centre, the atrium centre was divided into three specific courts… the Waterfall Court including the Armani Cafe, Clock Court and Palm Court designed with spectacular internal finishes and an enormous sliding glass roof.

Sadly, an economic casualty of the Arab Spring and completed as far as roof level, work on Palm Galleria stopped. Palm Hills Developments sold the site to New Cairo Real Estate & Development Co. in 2012.

The project name was changed to POINT 90 investment saw it revived as Point 90, a honed-down version of the original scheme. The centre opened in 2015.