A new station at the heart of the urban renewal
- Client: ONCF
- Contractor: AREP Ville, Etienne Tricaud, Philippe Druesne, Christophe Iliou - Groupe 3 Architectes, Omar Tijani, Skander Amine, architects - Vincent Missemer, Project Director - Structures: MAP3 - Emmanuel Livadotti, Eric Cuervo
- Delivrey: 2014
- Surface : 2 500 m² station including 1 000 m² of retail provision
Plans to build the new Casa-Port station, which will replace the existing one, are part of an overall urban remodelling study and are designed to keep pace with the growth in passenger traffic while creating scope for future urban developments.
The intermodal transport hub comprises the passenger hall, an underground car park on two levels, and the building housing ONCF operations activities. These are located in a building running parallel to the platforms and can thus be used as the starting point for a future real estate development.
The passenger building, which is shaded by a roof structure pierced by light wells, comprises a 2 500 m² main concourse running parallel to the transverse platform concourse which contributes to streamlined management of traffic flows and houses all the services.
Sunlight levels on the transparent façades are attenuated on the western side by a system of moucharabiehs. The research on materials and lighting has focused on the use of contemporary materials such as light-coloured, high-performance concrete and aluminium door and window fittings.
Casa-Port station video, Casablanca, Morocco © AREP 2015 / Grzegorz Tomczak