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  3. Silvio d’Ascia Wins Competition to Design Morocco Rail Station

Silvio d’Ascia Wins Competition to Design Morocco Rail Station

Silvio d’Ascia Wins Competition to Design Morocco Rail Station
Silvio d’Ascia Wins Competition to Design Morocco Rail Station, Courtesy of Silvio d’Ascia Architecture and Omar Kobité
Courtesy of Silvio d’Ascia Architecture and Omar Kobité

Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, Omar Kobité Architecture and Eric Giudice Architects have been announced as winner of an international competition to design the new TGV high-speed railway station in Kénitra. The winning design aims to unite the northern and southern parts of the city by providing two entryways joined by one geometrical volume whose triangular framework recalls traditional shapes found in vernacular Moroccan architecture.

Entrance from city. Image Courtesy of Silvio d’Ascia Architecture and Omar Kobité
Entrance from city. Image Courtesy of Silvio d’Ascia Architecture and Omar Kobité

Passengers are greeted on the ground floor by a central ticket office and a series of boutique spaces. From here, they are provided direct access to the platform areas above, the “grand passerelle” (bridgeway), via escalators. Once passengers arrive to the u-shaped platform, they are confronted with waiting areas and shops, as well as access to the upper galleries of the main building.  

View from platforms. Image Courtesy of Silvio d’Ascia Architecture and Omar Kobité
View from platforms. Image Courtesy of Silvio d’Ascia Architecture and Omar Kobité

The station is slated for completion in 2017. 

  • Competition

    Gare TGV de Kénitra Competition
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Project Name

    Kénitra High-Speed Railway Station
  • Architects

    Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, Omar Kobité Architecture, Eric Giudice Architects
  • Location

    Kenitra, Morocco
  • Client

    ONCF (Office National des Chemins de Fer)
  • Construction Cost

    €30 million
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2017
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Silvio d’Ascia Wins Competition to Design Morocco Rail Station" 12 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/485716/silvio-d-ascia-wins-competition-to-design-morocco-rail-station/> ISSN 0719-8884