Lemay, Quebec’s largest architecture, design and urban development firm, has won an international competition to redesign the corniches of Morocco’s Casablanca coast.
This project, which is valued at $26 million (Canadian) (200 million dihrams) consists of developing a new seaside promenade for the Hassan II Mosque and revitalizing the Ain Diab corniche along five kilometres of coast.
Lemay says its project is destined to become a landmark destination in Morocco. It will be led by Lemay principal and international development director René Hubert, and is designed by the LemayLAB.
“This new achievement confirms our exceptional expertise in integrated design as well as the international demand for a design offering that directly impacts communities’ current and future well-being,” said Louis T. Lemay, president and excellence facilitator.
This project is the culmination of a concerted effort by Lemay’s transdisciplinary team, combining broad expertise in international development, sustainable development, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and graphic design.
Lemay’s proposal edged out six other submissions by firms in the United States, Europe and Australia.
For this project, Lemay worked with Geodata, a Moroccan firm specializing in topography and engineering.