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Casablanca: The Latest Architecture and News

Del Peumo House / WHALE!

© Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla + 25

Casablanca, Chile
  • Architects: WHALE!
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 127.5
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Modern Morocco: Building a New Vernacular

Modern Moroccan architecture is reinterpreting vernacular traditions. Taking its name from the Arabic al-maġhrib, or the “place the sun sets; the west”, the kingdom is a sovereign state home to numerous examples of Islamic design, as well as detailed art and ornamentation found within geometric patterns, friezes and open courtyards.

© Fernando Guerra, FG+SG © Luc Boegly © Fernando Guerra, FG+SG © Doublespace Photography + 12

House 14 / Alvano y Riquelme

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma + 15

Casablanca, Chile
  • Architects: Alvano y Riquelme
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 120.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

LM House / Elements Lab

© Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography + 31

Casablanca, Morocco
  • Architects: Elements Lab
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 475.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

CasaNearShore Parcelle A&B / Groupe3 Architectes + Omar Aloui + Taoufik El Oufir

© Stefano Berca © Stefano Berca © Stefano Berca © Stefano Berca + 13

Casablanca, Morocco

Lemay Wins Casablanca Coast Redesign Bid

Quebec-based practice Lemay has won the global bid to redesign Morocco’s Casablanca Coast, which will include the new seaside promenade of the Hassan II Mosque and the Ain Diab corniche.

With modernity, sustainability, and innovation in mind, the urban and landscape design will promote mobility along the length of the corniche (a coastal, cliffside road) and aims to reinforce the appeal of the coast.

Launched in December, the project will feature an urban park and corniche along the El Hank embankment that will include rest areas, walkways, outdoor sports, and more. As an extension of the Hassan II Mosque, the promenade is expected to become a new Moroccan landmark.

Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay Courtesy of v2com. © Lemay + 13

Villa Z / Mohamed Amine Siana

© Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography + 22

Casablanca, Morocco
  • Architects: Mohamed Amine Siana
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 650.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Villa Agava / Driss Kettani

Villa Agava  / Driss Kettani Villa Agava  / Driss Kettani Villa Agava  / Driss Kettani Villa Agava  / Driss Kettani + 23

Casablanca, Morocco
  • Architects: Driss Kettani
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 450.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Hamonic+Masson & Associés Envisions a New Casablanca When Redesigning its Financial District

Hamonic+Masson & Associés is envisioning a new Casablanca via the redesign of its financial district, Casa Anfa. The Paris-based firm, which just won a city-sponsored competition to pioneer a transformation of the area, has unveiled big plans for Lot 65-2. The plans respond to questions on the urban scale as well as preservation and sustainability.

"Form and urbanity” underscore the project’s drive for reimagining the links between high-rise entities in the Moroccan city.

Courtesy of Luxigon Courtesy of Luxigon Courtesy of Luxigon Courtesy of Luxigon + 10

Morphosis Architects Releases Casablanca Finance City Tower Design

Mophosis Architects have just released their design for the Casablanca Finance City tower in Morocco. The building's iconic crown, coupled with the way the building interacts with ground-level public space, creates an "inverted double-crown" that will serve as social symbol and meeting place. Following the model set in Paris' La Defense district, the project will anchor a new business district (Casablanca Finance City) and embody "Morocco’s vision for the future and setting precedents in building performance, scale, and style for a city that does not yet exist." Slated for completion in 2017, the 226,042 sq. ft building broke ground in December of 2014.

Read on to learn more about Morphosis' brise-soleil-wrapped tower. 

© Morphosis Architects © Morphosis Architects © Morphosis Architects © Morphosis Architects + 11

Casa-Port Railway Station / AREP + Groupe3 Architectes

© Didier Boy de La Tour © Didier Boy de La Tour © Didier Boy de La Tour © Didier Boy de La Tour + 29

Casablanca, Morocco

Valode & Pistre Set to Break Ground on Africa's Tallest Tower

Valode & Pistre is set to break ground on Africa’s tallest tower next June. More than doubling the height of Johannesburg’s 223-meter Carlton Center, which has been the continent’s tallest building since 1973, the Al Noor Tower (Tower of Light) will most likely rise 540-meters on a 25-hectare site in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.

It’s program will center around business, providing accommodations with a 200-suite luxury hotel, a trading platform, conference hall and large art gallery, as well as an astonishing 100-meter-tall atrium that hollows the tower’s base.  

© Valode & Pistre / iceberg.fr © Valode & Pistre / iceberg.fr © Valode & Pistre / iceberg.fr © Valode & Pistre / iceberg.fr + 12

Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres + 20

Casablanca, Chile, Chile

Extension in Casablanca / Ricardo Atanacio Balbontin

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld + 13

Casablanca, Chile, Chile

Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos

©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla + 26

Casablanca, Chile, Chile
  • Architects: UNOATRES Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 450.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Casablaca Anfa: Herreros Arquitectos' Proposal for a Mixed-Use Building in Morocco

Herreros Arquitectos just sent us their recent project for a mixed-use building in Casablanca, Morocco. Resulting from a series of urban, spatial, formal and sustainable variables, the project--which includes housing, commercial and athletic spaces--is characterized by a permeable facade that directly responds to the climate. The repeated decorative element is a reinterpretation of a traditional geometric code that is common to the region.

The project was featured in the Moroccan Pavilion in the 2014 Venice Biennale. Find the images and product description, after the break.

Edouard François Designs Mixed-Use "Gardens of Anfa" for Casablanca

Maison Edouard François has masterplanned a new mixed-use neighborhood for the Moroccan city Casablanca: “The Gardens of Anfa.” Scheduled for completion in 2017, the plan calls for three mid-rise residential towers, a low-rise office tower, and a series of residential blocks connected by a central piazza and concealed within a lush multicolored landscape. Each “organically-shaped” tower will be enhanced by a trellised facade that fosters the growth of bougainvilleas and jasmine, further camouflaging the structure and “demarcating the limits of a garden.”

Casa Mirador / Matias Zegers

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma + 27

Casablanca, Chile
  • Architects: Matias Zegers
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 364.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012