Egypt’s authorities have announced that the highly anticipated celebration of the New Ministry Of Defense “Octagon” building inauguration will take place in the new administrative capital soon.
Octagon is set to be the world’s massive and largest military building, with about 50,500,000 square feet (1,160 acres; 4,690,000 m2) of it serving as floor areas and offices, according to international reports.
As part of a Presidential initiative to move government offices to the new administrative capital city approximately 20 miles to the east of Cairo, Egypt’s armed forces institution is pioneering the effort with an extremely large, elaborate, and highly unique installation.
The most powerful military institution in the region, now referred to as the “Octagon” because it is made up of the eight outer “nested” octagon-shaped buildings, with two more at its hub, and what looks like the ability to add another two within that hub in the future.
In 2009, the renowned American magazine “Drive” described Egypt’s New Ministry Of Defense “Octagon” Complex as an “Alien Base From Space.”
It’s worth mentioning that the Octagon consists of 8 administrative buildings that look like amazing ancient Egyptian monuments and it also includes an airbase, housing, and tons of space for expansion.
Indeed, the new ministry set to open at the end of this year will reflect how architects are designing to reinterpret the country’s history and traditions.
The new Defence Ministery Building will be inaugurated, in December, through the video conference, by President Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Defence, according to domestic reports.
Moreover, a number of officials, foreign delegations, and diplomats will also attend the inauguration.