FORTY WEST WHERE IT ALL COMES TOGETHER
where urban living meets a high quality of life
Welcome to the new Cairo neighbourhood with a vibrant social scene, amazing luxury apartments and bustling open-air spaces. It’s a place designed for Egypt’s pleasant climate and gregarious lifestyle, opening up new possibilities for indoor-outdoor living in Cairo. The gardens, terraces and public areas are as meticulously designed and well appointed as the interiors of each apartment. This is a place that fully embodies the aspirations of modern Egyptians, who can live, work and socialise here, all in the company of like-minded people. It’s the first development at Westown, the new city centre being created by SODIC and Solidere International. And it will be one of Westown’s finest landmarks—a place with urban amenities and residential features that make life exhilarating, relaxing and complete. This is where it all comes together. This is Forty West.
VIEW OF THE FORTY WEST PIAZZA AT NIGHT
WHERE MEDITERRANEAN SPIRIT MEETS SLEEK MODERN DESIGN
Forty West is a place inspired by the easy living of old Mediterranean cities like Barcelona, Beirut and Rome. Where people’s homes spill out into terraces, roof gardens and courtyards and where creative architecture makes convivial indoor-outdoor living enjoyable all year-round. Forty West combines these Mediterranean charms with a truly modern design aesthetic and cutting edge technology. It’s stunning, international and sleek. Inside and out, Forty West incorporates the best of master-planning, design, materials and craftsmanship. It takes the idea of urban comfort to a whole new level.
CAFÉ TABLES IN THE FORTY WEST PIAZZA
WHERE NEIGHBOURHOOD LIFE MEETS A VIBRANT SOCIAL SCENE
The Forty West Piazza brings the best of international dining, art and design together in one extraordinary outdoor space. This is the social heart of Forty West. A place that will be full of life from the first sip of a cappuccino in the morning to the last sip of a cocktail at night. You will always find something to do here: stop by the art gallery or sculpture garden to see great artworks; browse the boutiques for eclectic finds and designer fashion; take the kids to a mesmerising performance in the outdoor theatrical space; feast with friends and family in a great restaurant or spend a lazy afternoon chatting with friends over coffee or an ice cream. There is something here for every lifestyle, every occasion and nearly every taste. We are hand picking all of the restaurants, cafés and boutiques to make sure each of them is the kind of amazing neighbourhood place you’ll want to come to again and again. It’s all part of what makes Forty West an Egyptian destination that is truly one of a kind.
THE ROOFTOP BAR AT THE ANGSANA HOTEL
WHERE URBAN VITALITY MEETS RESIDENTIAL CALM
Walk a short distance from the vibrant Forty West Piazza and you can find yourself in a peaceful residential area designed to be quiet and naturally cool. Forty West is a neighbourhood with two distinct and complementary styles of living. Both are equally urban and luxurious, but one puts the focus on sociability and buzz while the other centres around family life, botanical greenness and residential calm.
URBAN CHIC APARTMENT LIVING AND TERRACE AREAS
LIVE IN THE HEART OF THE ACTION
The 36 apartments on the Forty West Piazza will be among the most exclusive and admired homes in Cairo. Each apartment has an individual layout, with features that provide the highest standard in urban living. Choose an apartment that fits your lifestyle, whether you enjoy sunbathing beside a private pool, lounging in a Jacuzzi tub or entertaining friends with dinners prepared in a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Live here, and your windows and terraces will form part of the vibrant tapestry that is the Forty West Piazza. The fringe of palm trees down below will add a lush Mediterranean vibe to your view while adding to your privacy. Be at concerts and special events without leaving your balcony. Or pull the easy-close shades, shut the windows and enjoy some quiet â€˜meâ€™ time in the comfort of your luxurious home.
VIEW OF THE FORTY WEST PIAZZA BY DAY
LIVE IN BOTANIC TRANQUILLITY
Live in the gardens at Forty West and youâ€™ll be close to nature in an environment that has been carefully designed to be both modern and harmonious. Like the apartments on the Forty West Piazza, the 139 apartments here stretch out into the open air in ways that are surprising and highly luxurious. Several of the ground-floor apartments have spacious private gardens. And the Mediterranean-inspired community gardens are great spaces for relaxation and for children to play together. At night, the garden blocks are for residents only, with access controlled by electronic key.
GARDEN APARTMENT WITH LAP POOL
WHERE A CHIC RETREAT MEETS ASIAN HOSPITALITY
The Angsana hotel at Forty West will be a chic city retreat. Angsana is part of the Banyan Tree group, which is known worldwide for its exquisite resorts and attentive Asian hospitality. Here, guests will be treated to this same legendary largesse, tailored to fit the hotelâ€™s boutique size. In addition to the 50 sumptuous guest rooms, there will be elegant restaurants, a rooftop pool, a spa and a business centre. And guests will have golf, pool, spa and fitness-centre privileges at a larger Angsana hotel, just up the road at Allegria. The hotel will be a favourite among well-informed travellers and locals drawn to its great service and amazing views. The Angsanaâ€™s glamorous, shaded rooftop bar overlooks the palm tops and dramatic lighting of the Forty West Piazza. And its pool will be one of the trendiest spots in all of Westown.
ROOFTOP BAR AT THE ANGSANA HOTEL
WHERE CREATIVE INSPIRATION meets modern business life
The buzz and amenities of Forty West combined with its enviable location at the heart of Sheikh Zayed, moments away from the Smart Village, make this an ideal workplace for any organisation. That’s why we set aside prime office space on the Forty West Piazza. We’re so pleased with the results that we’ll be working here ourselves, in the relocated state-of-the-art SODIC Sales Centre. Lease an office at Forty West, and you will benefit from all of the technologies and facilities that modern businesses need, from plentiful underground parking to central airconditioning, smart energy systems and high-speed internet. Your windows will look out on the busy piazza on one side and serene gardens on the other. Hold your meetings at a café table outdoors and entertain your clients with a meal at one of the open-air restaurants. Or wander down to the art gallery to get your creative inspiration topped up.
INTERIOR OF THE ART GALLERY
WHERE GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE MEETS CUTTING-EDGE EGYPTIAN INTERIORS
From every angle, Forty West embodies amazing modern design. Weâ€™ve brought together the acclaimed Bostonbased architects Machado and Silvetti Associates with up-and-coming Cairo-based designers Eklego to ensure that every aspect of Forty West has exceptional looks and liveability. When you buy a Forty West apartment, youâ€™re buying a home that is part of a beautifully designed community. And that is a design original from bottom to top.
Apartments by Machado and Silvetti Argentinean-born Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti are among the world’s most respected architects. Rodolfo is a distinguished professor of architecture at Harvard and a sought-after lecturer around the world. Jorge is often asked to officiate at prestigious competitions, including architecture’s highest honour, the Pritzker Architectural Prize. Together and individually, Machado and Silvetti have won many awards, and their writings and drawings have appeared in many exhibitions, museums and books. Their Boston-based firm has designed the heralded expansion of the Getty Museum in California and a new downtown square combining the ancient and modern in Beirut. Their quietly sensational private residences often feature in international architecture journals and glossy magazines. Each Machado and Silvetti project is different, focusing on whatever is unique and important about the setting, situation and place. This is why they were our first choice to be the architects for Forty West.
Interiors by Eklego Eklego are one of the hottest young design teams working in Cairo at the moment. They’re known for bringing eclectic materials, textures and patterns together into a unique and striking whole. You can see their work in the SODIC Sales Centre, which has a modern look that is both elegant and inviting. Eklego’s residential interiors have made a splash in local and regional design press because their work is at the vanguard of an emerging contemporary Egyptian style. And they’ve applied this same visionary approach to the styles they’ve created for Forty West.
APARTMENT WITH ROOFTOP TERRACE
APARTMENTS WITH ORIGINALITY AND COMFORT
EXCLUSIVE INTERIORS TO MATCH YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
By any measure, the 175 apartments at Forty West are exceptional. In fact, each apartment is unique. Our architecture partners Machado and Silvetti Associates have designed each space to ensure maximum privacy and coolness while letting in lots of natural light. Apartments with one to four bedrooms are available. They all come fully finished to a specification that is unprecedented in Cairo, with exquisite materials and dramatic design features to match your lifestyle and taste. Choose an apartment with a lap pool or Jacuzzi tub, a roof terrace or landscaped garden, with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen or with a patio fireplace that will keep your terrace cosy even on a chilly night.
Everyone’s style is different. We think everyone’s home should effortlessly reflect this individuality with features that match your lifestyle and approach to life. That’s why we asked our design partner Eklego to create three distinct contemporary interior styles for the apartments at Forty West. Each style has a palette of fittings that Eklego have sourced from their network of fine artisans and world-class suppliers around the world. And it will all be tailored to the size, layout and location of your new apartment. Eklego will take care of everything on your behalf. All you have to do is decide which style you like best: Urban Chic, Natural Zen or Modern Islamic.
LIVING ROOM AND TERRACE IN NATURAL ZEN STYLE
Classy, artistic, daring. Urban Chic is inspired by the loft living of New York and London. Itâ€™s a sophisticated style for fashionable people who know what they want. The perfect environment for art books, freshly ground coffee and dinner parties that last well into the night.
LIVING ROOM AND TERRACE IN URBAN CHIC STYLE
Sensuous, cool, calm. Natural Zen is urban tranquillity, a blend of natural materials and balanced spaces where every element works in harmony. Inspired by the simplicity of Japanese design, the look is relaxed, with many soothing touches. With this styleâ€™s cooler colour palette and clean horizontal lines, your home will feel like a calming retreat, far away from the city outside.
KITCHEN AND DINING AREAS IN NATURAL ZEN STYLE
Clear, light and contemporary. Modern Islamic borrows the intricate patterns of classical Egyptian living, updating them for an aesthetic thatâ€™s completely modern. This is the style for anyone who wants home to be a place of warmth, reassurance and all-enveloping luxury.
POOL AND TERRACE AREAS IN MODERN ISLAMIC STYLE
A HOME THAT MAKES LIFE EASIER AND MORE COMPLETE
Youâ€™ve selected your apartment and your interior style. Now all you have to do is move in. The apartments at Forty West come fully fitted, with luxury European kitchens, exquisite modern bathrooms, top-quality finishes and the latest in-home technologies. Every detail, from the switching on of utilities to the delivery of furniture, is taken care of on your behalf. After you move in, life continues to be simple. Youâ€™ll benefit from a range of comprehensive amenities, from central air-conditioning to secure underground parking and dedicated underground storage space. SODIC and Solidere International will look after security, safety and the maintenance of courtyards and public areas. So you will have all the pleasure of owning a home that is spacious, with clean air and open spaces, and none of the hassle of lawn maintenance or villa upkeep.
LIVING ROOM AND TERRACE IN URBAN CHIC STYLE
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE Clubhouse with pool, sauna, steam room and exercise room. Semi-private lush botanical courtyards. Residents-only rooftop gardens with amazing views. Elegant lobbiesâ€”air-conditioned and well-maintained. Dedicated underground parking. Double-glazed windows to keep out noise and heat. SIMPLICITY AND SPACE Centralised hot water system. Centralised air-conditioning system. Dedicated space in an underground storage area. A central garbage disposal system. Facility management by SODIC and Solidere International. SECURITY AND SAFETY CCTV monitoring for your security. Security gates with entry by convenient electronic keys. Advanced telepanel entrance systems. Fire and smoke detection throughout. Back-up electrical generators for elevators. Emergency lighting in case the power goes out. Pressurised fire escapes.
DURABLE AND LUXURIOUS MATERIALS, FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Imported wood and marble floors. Handmade mosaic wall inlays. Custom-made solid-core doors. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces with sleek mantles. BRIGHTNESS AND COMFORT THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME High ceilings, with large windows and skylights. Premium-grade double-glazed windows. Central air-conditioning, adjustable in every apartment. Electronic lighting system with automatic dimming. Central hot and cold water systems. Walls ducted for audio-visual equipment. BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS OF THE HIGHEST STANDARD En-suite, natural-wood ‘walk in’ closets. En-suite bathrooms with ‘rain’ shower heads. Hand-cut marble tiled walls. Top-quality imported sanitary fixtures. Sleeping area and bathroom for housekeeper or nanny. KITCHENS THAT ARE FUNCTIONAL AND FLAWLESS European luxury kitchens. Sleek, durable surfaces and premium-quality sinks. Extraction systems for food smells and moisture. Separate laundry area. EXTERNAL SPACES MADE FOR LIVING Spacious terraces with marble or wood floors. Ground-floor apartments with private gardens. Private roof gardens with pool or whirlpool tub. Outdoor barbecue and kitchen areas. Fireplace to keep your terrace cosy. Large outdoor planters for greenery and privacy. Specifications and amenities vary between apartments. For specific technical details, please refer to the plan for each apartment type.
THE ORANGE COURTYARD
WHERE A NEW URBAN DESTINATION MEETS A THRIVING RESIDENTIAL AREA
Forty West sits at the corner where Westown meets the prestigious British International School in Cairo (BISC) and the residential communities Allegria, Beverly Hills and Casa. West Cairo as a whole is a thriving residential area. More and more Cairenes are choosing to live in its fresh air and well-designed spaces. In fact, within the next few years up to five million people will call this area home. Forty West is perfectly positioned to be a popular urban destination for the whole area. And likewise those who live at Forty West will be well placed to take advantage of everything this booming area has to offer. Like jobs with larger Egyptian and international companies, including many at Westownâ€™s own business park, The Polygon. And golf at Cairoâ€™s first Greg Norman signature golf course at Allegria, just over the road.
OFFICE BUILDING VIEWED FROM THE FORTY WEST PIAZZA
WHERE A BUSTLING NEIGHBOURHOOD MEETS A MASTERPLANNED CITY CENTRE
Forty West occupies a prime location at Westown, the new city centre that SODIC and Solidere International are building for west Cairo. Westown brings together residential, social and commercial life, all in a masterplanned urban setting with great architecture, sustainable design features and pedestrian-friendly streets. Soon, residents at Forty West will be able to walk to work at Westownâ€™s innovative business district or stroll to the excellent shops on the nearby palm-lined Central Boulevard. Westown will be a city centre with tremendous diversity and enduring vitality. A place that really works, because it was thoroughly planned and designed by some of the worldâ€™s leading architects, environmental experts and urban planners. And Forty West will be one of its finest landmarks.
AERIAL VIEW OF WESTOWN
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WHERE TWO DEVELOPERS SHARE ONE VISION
Two experienced developers are working together to make Forty West and the whole of Westown a reality. SODIC are the developers behind some of Egypt’s largest and most popular award-winning residential developments. Solidere International was responsible for the dramatic rebuilding and redevelopment of central Beirut. We’ve teamed up to create and manage Westown and Forty West because we share a passionate belief that carefully planned, well-maintained developments can change people’s lives for the better. Together we have a formidable track record in urban and residential development projects. In Lebanon and Egypt, we’ve proven our ability to think up and deliver imaginative and workable new developments. And together, we have working relationships with great architects, designers and building experts around the world. So when you buy an apartment at Forty West, you can be sure that it will not only look great now, it will stand the test of time.
RESTAURANT IN THE FORTY WEST PIAZZA
Be part of Forty West
Forty West is one of the most exciting residential developments to come along in the Cairo area for many years. It brings together the best international art, food and architecture â€” and will be a magnet for designconscious Cairenes. If you would like to know more about living or working at Forty West, please get in touch. There are several convenient ways to contact us: Call us on 16220 in Egypt or +20 3897-3939 Visit our websites www.fortywestcairo.com www.sodic.com For sales and customer services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org For general information and enquiries please email email@example.com Or simply visit the SODIC Sales Centre, at Km 38 Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Sheikh Zayed, Egypt.
Master-plans, pictures and other visual materials, designs, facades, floor plans, heights and number of floors used are for demonstration purposes only and may change in accordance with final designs and projects planning permissions. SODIC SALES CENTRE / CORNER OF SOUTH BLOCK
Published on May 27, 2010