Address: Rue Sidi Belyout | CASABLANCA | Morocco | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 33.597857, -7.613991
The multicultural soul of Casablanca exalts the Sofitel “Tour Blanche” which allies with French elegance and Moroccan refinement in its 25 stories. Like the city, this building is the fruit of bountiful blends between tradition and modernity.
With reference to the Art-Deco period, the tower is white and silver but with a contemporary reading. As a tribute to traditional craftsmanship, its glass base and its lateral façades reinterpret the typical geometric motifs of the “zellige” amplifying them to the urban scale.
Elegant and luminous – one-third of the façade is glass and framed in silver metal – with nevertheless, an eco-sustainable dimension. It is low-E double glazing with a 30% silkscreen, combined with its brise-soleil, maintains the views while providing excellent thermal factors and makes the building an example of the latest generation in sustainable architecture.
The cantilever over the city, the hotel offers spectacular views of the old medina from the intimacy of its 141 luminous and innovatively designed rooms, as well as from its 30 suites of exceptional volume. The Loggia Suite with living area, dining room and private bedroom benefits from a bow-window with a panoramic view facing the open sea like a beacon, as tribute to the city’s maritime history. In the highest floors, 3 suites with private terraces offer extraordinary views over the city and the Atlantic Ocean.
Anchored in its context and combining the best of tradition and modernity, the Sofitel “Tour Blanche” attempts to offer a contemporary architecture which is at once esthetically desirable, constructively reasonable and socially justifiable, like a model of urban integration.
Local Architect: Patrick Collier
Owner/ Developer: Alliances Developpment Immobilière
Project Design Phases and Dates: Schematic Design-2005; Design Development- 2007; Construction Documents- 2008; Construction completion- September 2012.
Floor Area: 19.600m2
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