Located in the vicinity of the port, at the point where the medina, the Art Déco district, and the city’s recent urban developments meet, the new railway station of Casablanca accommodates under its vast roof all the functions to be expected of a transport hub: circulation and waiting zones, an area for retail outlets, and two tiers of underground parking. This huge roof of steel and wood is held up by a series of thin concrete columns which split up into eight branches at the top to filter daylight entering through skylights above, bathing the station’s concourse. The building’s hypostyle character is accentuated by molded pieces of die-cast aluminum, which sustain the eight branches of the capital and extend into a steel pole of sorts. In this way, through regulation of geometry and light, the Casa-Port station adapts to the local tradition of Moroccan public buildings, while reflecting the permanent modernity of the city of Casablanca.
Estación ferroviaria Casa-Port Railway Station in Casablanca (Morocco).
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AREP / Étienne Tricaud, Philippe Druesne & Christophe Iliou.
MAP3 (estructuras structures).
Didier Boy de la Tour.