Lemay lands major international competition for redevelopment of Hassan II Mosque seaside promenade in Casablanca

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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