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Name   Casablanca Twin Center
     
Architects   BOFILL, RICARDO
     
Date   1998
     
Address   Casablanca, Morocco
     
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Floor Plan   93000 SQ.M.
     
Description  

Casablanca Twin Center complex is an office and retail development that embodies Morocco’s economic and social aspirations. The lack of office space and car parking facilities in one of the most progressive cities in Morocco prompted the creation of a new district, conceived specifically for commerce and finance. The complex, signaled by the twin towers, serves as main gateway to very populated districts in the west of the city.

The buildings sit on a triangular site that emphasizes the design’s asymmetry. The design is inspired by the proportions and the aesthetics of the rich Moresque tradition.

The connecting 30-storey towers display a modern high-tech image with a pared-down design and minimal relief. The local technique known as “tac-lac” was used to obtain the white stucco exterior fa├žade. Local tradition is also revealed in the use of materials such as marble, plaster and ceramic tiles.

The West Tower (or Tower A) includes office and retail space, and the East Tower (or Tower B) a 5-star hotel. Both towers rise above the shopping center, which includes a generous retail area over five floors. On the axis of the twin towers, top floors offer a unique panoramic view of Casablanca, the Atlantic and Hassan II Mosque. Each tower displays a monumental lobby 7.2 meters high and includes five floors below-grade for parking.

     
     
     
     
     
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