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Zaha Hadid Architects’ New Project in Morocco Print E-mail
Monday, 22 November 2010 13:45

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Zaha Hadid Architects and the Bouregreg Valley Development Agency have just announced the Rabat Grand Theatre
Zaha-Hadid-Architects-Rabat-Grand-Theatre-01With a dedicated land area of 47 000 sqm and a gross floor area of 27 000 sqm, the Rabat Grand Theatre is a cultural venue of the highest standards. It will include a 2,050-seat theatre, a smaller 520-seat theatre, creative studios and a fully-equipped outdoor amphitheatre with a capacity of up to 7,000 people. The cost of the project is estimated at 1.35 Billion Moroccan Dirhams (120 Million Euros).

Zaha-Hadid-Architects-Rabat-Grand-Theatre-02Zaha-Hadid-Architects-Rabat-Grand-Theatre-05The Grand Theatre will be located in the Bouregreg Valley, a 6,000 ha area in the heart of the Moroccan capital, home to one of the largest developments in the country. By the end of 2014, the valley will host a wide range of residential, commercial, leisure and hospitality complexes, turning Rabat into one of the most attractive destinations of the Mediterranean area. With its dynamic, innovative design and cutting-edge infrastructure, the Rabat Grand Theatre will be a major landmark in the region.
Zaha-Hadid-Architects-Rabat-Grand-Theatre-06Zaha-Hadid-Architects-Rabat-Grand-Theatre-03In his statement to the press, Mr. Essakl said, “The Grand Theatre is part of a national program of cultural development initiated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The construction of the Grand Theatre will allow Rabat to showcase its rich cultural heritage as one the world’s greatest cultural centres.”
Zaha-Hadid-Architects-Rabat-Grand-Theatre-07“I am delighted to be building the Grand Theatre in Rabat”, said Zaha Hadid. “Morocco’s unique musical traditions and rich cultural history in the performing arts are renowned throughout the world. I am honoured to be part of the cultural development of the nation’s capital.”

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written by Mason, January 10, 2011
That is the most beautiful theater I have ever seen. The architecture is like nothing I have ever seen before. there certainly is a lot of talent that went into this design and I hope that others will take notice and really appreciate the beauty here. Thank you for sharing this with us and I hope that you will share more when you find it
Audace et élégance
written by HOCINE ALI BENALI, December 06, 2010
Encore une oeuvre audacieuse et élégante de Zaha Hadid. Une écrire limpide et organique.
Mille bravos encore
Hocine ALI BENALI architecte
international typographer &calligrapher
written by ibrahim abu touq, December 04, 2010

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