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Hassan II Waterfont Promenade & Corniche, Casablanca
location: Casablanca, Morocco
client: Casa-Aménagement
†Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay

The Challenge

Embellish the Hassan II Mosque site, the El-Hank Corniche and transform 18 km of dilapidated waterfront into a respite destination for citizens. Craft a compelling programming and design the corresponding infrastructure including leisure spaces, gardens, sports facilities, washrooms, event spaces, underground parking, retail, and food & beverage units.

The Response

The winning scheme proposes a resilient system and a flexible composition that can adapt to local conditions along the waterfront. Based on an analogy to the Arabian Garden and its characteristic procession, the scheme presents undulating layers of landscape gardens, thus providing a welcome urban oasis of greenery and calm. Penetrating the layers are the “urban thresholds” aligned with the perpendicular streets and leading to the waterfront; these become the gathering spaces for events and bistros.

Expertise(s)

DESIGN INNOVATION, BRANDSCAPING

Market(s)

Distinctions

Selected Press Release

Photos and video courtesy of Casa-Aménagement & Aubrilam

Concept Sketch
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Aerial sketch of ensemble
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View from concourse towards the Hassan II Mosque
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Concept Sketch of ensemble
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Top View of finished ensemble
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Aeroial picture of undulating landscape towards West
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Photo of undulating landscape in front of the Cityscape
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View of pedestrian "layer" towards Hassan II Mosque
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Day view of pedestrian corniche towards Hassan II Mosque
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