Hassan II Bridge – Morocco Structure

Hassan II Bridge, Rabat Structure, Morocco Road and Viaduct, Architecture

Hassan II Bridge, Morocco : Rabat Architecture

Moroccan Structure Development – design by Marc Mimran Architecture

2 May 2013

Rabat Road and Viaduct Development

Design: Marc Mimran Architecture

Location: Rabat, Morocco

Hassan II Bridge Rabat

Linking Rabat and Salé to form an urban hub, the Hassan II Bridge and its associated access works relieve both cities’ historic sites and populations of atmospheric and sound pollution.

Hassan II Bridge Rabat
photo : Marc Mimram

The design respects the overwhelming horizontality of the built and natural environments, allowing Rabat’s 12th-century Hassan Tower to retain its vertical dominance of the skyline.

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photos : Marc Mimram

The concrete supports, in subtly varying arced forms, are deliberately delicate and lace-like in appearance.

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photos : Cemal Emden

Besides providing transport connections, the structure also offers an urban roof over the alluvial plain of the Bouregreg River, creating a protected public space for markets and leisure activities.

Hassan II Bridge Rabat image from architect

New Bridge in Morocco – Building Information

Location: Rabat, Morocco (North Africa)
Architect: Marc Mimran Architecture, Paris, France
Client: Agence pour le Développment de la Vallée du Bouregreg
Completed: 2011 Design: 2007
Site size: Bridge length: 330 m – Viaduct length: 600 m – Nautical Base Bridge length: 100 m

Bridge in Rabat images / information from Aga Khan Development Network

Location: Rabat, Morocco, North Africa

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