Paris firm wins Casablanca urban design competition

Paris-based studio Hamonic Masson is set to redesign the financial hub of the Moroccan city of Casablanca, known as Casa Anfa.

The firm, which just won a city-sponsored competition to pioneer a transformation of the area, has unveiled the plans under the theme of “form and urbanity” which underscore the project’s drive for reimagining the links between high-rises.

The firm stresses the powerful architectural heritage of Casablanca as a driving force in thinking of the project as a means to bring a new form and new identity – along with heightened attention to biodiversity.

The project – officially designated Lot 65-2 – presents new ways of living for residents in the district, and challenges citizens reconsider the area as a focal point of the city.