Foster + Partners Completes First Assignment in Africa
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Foster + Partners Completes First Assignment in Africa

28 Mar 2011

Moroccan bank BMCE's regional headquarters buildings at Rabat and Casablanca have been opened. The headquarters are the first buildings designed by architectural partners Foster + Partners in Africa. The design of the buildings is based on a modular system built using local

Moroccan bank BMCE’s regional headquarters buildings at Rabat and Casablanca have been opened.

The headquarters are the first buildings designed by architectural partners Foster + Partners in Africa.

The design of the buildings is based on a modular system built using local materials and craftsmanship.

The buildings have concrete frames, an entrance colonnade and bays made out of glazed panels and 200mm-deep screens that are repeated on a modular grid.

The buildings also contain an ‘earth tube’ system which is an electricity-free cooling system.