Foster + Partners Completes First Assignment in Africa

28 March 2011 (Last Updated March 28th, 2011 18:30)

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.