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urban : saphira

  • Location : Rabat,Morocco
  • Year : 2006
  • Client : Confidential
  • Contractor : N/A
  • Project Cost : Confidential

This urban design project for the Moroccan Capital of Rabat forms part of a far larger urban design project to redefine and revitalise a largely neglected part of the city's seaboard. The project was tackled as part of a team together with Northpoint and Jane Visser Mark Thomas architects. It attempts to unlock the potential of the city's sea-front by directing investment towards this area. This it does by concentrating on forming mixed use nodal activity points at key sites along a new coastal boulevard and by cross-linking the boulevard to the hinterland. The boulevard in-turn links the newer parts of the city to its historic core.