When one thinks of Casablanca, come to mind the Hassan II mosque, the Twin Center, the Zevaco dome or the Liberty building, commonly known as the 17-story building.
From now on, a new building should find its place among these emblematic places of the economic capital and give a new breath to the white city. Inaugurated this Tuesday, March 27, the very first vegetation tower of Africa and the Middle East, signed Yasmine Real Estate, is a real architectural feat, as per HuffPost.
Built on 16th floors, the first of the four towers planned within the project "Plant Tours" , was inaugurated yesterday morning in the presence of Omar Berrada, deputy general manager of Yasmine Real Estate and a panel of journalists. The result of several years of R & D, this concept gives a new impetus to the urban landscape Casablanca with a vision of architecture that dusted the genre.
According to HuffPost, located on the historic site of the former airport of Anfa, '' the project required the expertise of landscape architects and international water engineers and several gardeners. Thus 205 jardinières were installed in each tower, adorning the facades of white bougainvillea, honeysuckle, and jasmine. Plants are chosen among others for their non-allergenic properties ", explains Omar Berrada.
The major innovation of the project developed in partnership with specialized research departments, a vertical drip irrigation system has been set up to allow sustainable development of plants.
In addition to its futuristic appearance and its many innovations, especially in irrigation and plant care, the concept has an argument of choice: a living environment extremely rare, if not absent, in the economic capital of the kingdom. In fact, the building represents only 30 percent of the total area of the project. 70 percent is dedicated to green spaces, walks, swimming pools and playgrounds.
According to HuffPost,"We wanted to make a building that looks a bit like a Fabergé egg. So we dressed him in a precious fishnet, which is the guardrail, whose shape is inspired by the honeycomb. The idea is to allow the vegetation to settle there little by little. I am very proud that this unique and complex work was entirely made in Morocco ", specifies in a statement Edouard François, architect of the project.
"Our ambition is to build something different. We are currently working on several projects, which are not vegetable towers but are equally ambitious and innovative. Our goal is to build buildings that will become true signatures of the city in which they integrate, "concludes Omar Berrada.