Construction has started a major transformation plan for Morocco’s capital city Rabat, which has been designed by Atkins.
Called the Wessal Bouregreg project, the scheme is for an inner city site as well as the design for the Library of National Archives of the Kingdom of Morocco and the House of Arts and Culture. The work is for Wessal Capital, an investment fund for tourism and real estate projects in the Kingdom of Morocco.
The overall plan is for a social and cultural hub, which will attract arts and cultural tourism.
Atkins head of architecture Jason Speechly-Dick said: “Understanding the rich Moroccan cultural history and producing a contemporary response to the clients brief has helped us deliver an extraordinary masterplan that will feature buildings of local, national and international importance to the people of Morocco.”
Much of the architecture has been inspired by Morocco’s cultural history, including the geometry of a traditional Moroccan mosaic tile.