Bab Al Bahr Master Plan

Bab Al Bahr Master Plan

Client: Agence du Bouregreg
Location: Rabat/Sale, Marruecos (Morocco)
Size: 17.850 m2

Fenwick Iribarren were invited by the Government Agency dealing with the Bouregreg Development , situated between the cities of Rabat and Sale, to participate in the conceptual design of the development.

It was related with the first phase, referred to as Bab al Bahr, of the remodeling of the urban landscape between the two cities. Fenwick Iribarren ´s master plan proposal created a new façade facing the river which originated in the reinterpretation of one of the jewels of Rabat: the old kasbah.

The footprint of the kasbah was taken, rotated and implanted within a more geometrical planning grid, thus creating a new district between the two cities, that respected the existing road and visual axis that were an intrinsic part of the historical heritage of the urban environment.