Rabat Grand Theatre. Zaha Hadid Architects.

 Grand Theatre by Zaha Hadid Architects


Grand Theatre, Multipurpose Theatre, Amphitheatre


Agence pour l'Aménagement de la Vallée du Bouregreg


The site for the Grand Theatre is located in the geographical center between the twin cities of Rabat and Salé, the historical Kasbah Oudayas north-west, the ancient city of Rabat and the airport to the north-east, and the Royal Palace Chellah to the south-west and the proposed development Amwaj III sequence to the east.

Grand Theatre by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects  unveiled designs for a theatre in Rabat some months ago in Morocco.

 Grand Theatre by Zaha Hadid Architects

Rabat Grand Theatre Architects.Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid Architects has submitted designs for a theater in Rabat, Morocco.

Zaha Hadid Architects and announce the Valley Development Agency Bouregreg the Grand Theatre in Rabat Zaha Hadid, founding partner of Zaha Hadid Architects, and Essakl Lemghari, Director General of l'Agence pour l'Aménagement de la Vallée du Bouregreg (Bouregreg Valley Development Agency) signed an agreement for architectural design of the Grand Theatre in Rabat a ceremony held in Rabat on November 5 2010.

 During the event, Mr. Essakl also signed the agreement for financing the project with Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, Moroccan Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Taieb Cherkaoui, Interior Minister, and Mr. Abdelouahed Kabbaj, President of the Executive Board the Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development.

The Grand Theatre will have two theaters, studios and a 7,000-capacity outdoor amphitheater.

With an area of ​​land devoted to 47 000 square meters and a gross area of ​​27 000 square meters, the Grand Theatre in Rabat is a cultural space of the highest standards.

It will include a 2050-seat theater, a small theater of 520 seats, creative studios and fully equipped, open-air amphitheater with a capacity of up to 7,000 people.

The project cost is estimated at 1.35 billion Moroccan dirhams (120 million euros).

The Gran Teatro is located in the valley of Bouregreg, an area of ​​6,000 hectares in the heart of the capital of Morocco, the home of one of the biggest events in the country.

In late 2014, the Valley will host a wide range of residential, commercial, leisure and entertainment complex, Rabat becoming one of the most attractive destinations in the Mediterranean area.

With its dynamic design, innovative and cutting-edge infrastructure, the Gran Teatro de Rabat is an important milestone in the region.  

Grand Theatre by Zaha Hadid Architects

Grand Theatre by Zaha Hadid Architects

The design takes its power from the River Bouregreg.

The dynamics of the river enters the site, creating the landscape of the park surrounding the amphitheater. This gesture reflects the soil strength and sweep smoothly, it extends into the sky to generate the envelope is carved in two auditoriums, arching her back to earth and melts back into the landscape.

This formal gesture hides underlying economy sound strategy and support of internal organization.

The strength of the theater to the west shield outdoor amphitheater, both the sun and the sound of Moulay Hassan bridge.

The decision to align the three theaters of back-to-back "allows audiences of three to share the back of house facilities and reduce the size of building services.

These fluid sculptural forms to create a spatial experience that leads to the main lobby, molding the stairs. This fluidity provides an intuitive visual and physical guide for visitors.

Grand Theatre by Zaha Hadid Architects

In the Bouregreg Valley at the heart of Rabat The Grand Theatre will be part of one of the largest developments in the Moroccan country.  This theater, with its innovative design and cutting-edge infrastructure  will surely be a landmark for the city and the region.

Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects

Location: Rabat Morocco

Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Associate: Nils Peter Fisher
Project Leader: William Tan

Project Team: Torsten Broeder, Martin Krcha, Hoda Nobakhti, Rafael Contreras, Yevgeniya Pozigun, Michal Treder

Structure Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor

MEP Engineer: MaxFordham
Acoustics & Theatre: Artec Consultant
Facade: Donnell Consultants Incorporated
Lighting: Office for Visual Interaction Inc
Client: Agence pour l’Aménagement de la Vallée du Bouregreg
Project Area: 47,000 sqm
Renderings: Courtesy of Zaha Hadid

Rabat Grand Theatre / Zaha Hadid Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Rabat Grand Theatre / Zaha Hadid Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects


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