Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Grand Stade de Casablanca | OpenBuildings


SCAU has won the international competition for the design of the 'Grande Stade de Casablanca', a new stadium in Morocco with a capacity of 80,000 spectators. 'Located on a 100 hectare quarry site, the form and composition of the circular stadium suggests an excavated mineral. The scale-like openwork structure manages the microclimate of the interior, creating subtle shade through its islamic art-influenced latticework. Direct sunlight is eliminated through careful orientation of the blades. In the interstitial space between the stadium itself and the open ‘envelope’ is a garden, serving both as a thermal buffer and an interior oasis for the visitors,' explain the architects.
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