BERNOUSSI MAINTENANCE DEPOT
A technical and urban facility
- Client: Casa-Transport SA
- Project management: AREP, CID, and SYSTRA
- Operator: RATP DEV- CASA TRAMWAY
- Studies: September 2015-March 2016
- Opening: September 2018
The maintenance depot will be dedicated to Casablanca's tram line 2. It will occupy a 5 ha-site at the eastern terminal of the line, within a mixed-use area undergoing extensive urban revitalisation. The facility will accommodate essential maintenance functions and tools (wheel reprofiling, wheel lathes, etc.) and will increase the stabling capacity for the tram fleet of the Grand Casablanca transport network.
The stabling area will have eight roads and will be located next to both the 2,100 sqm-maintenance shed and the two-level operational premises ( 270sqm), which will be sharing the same space within a metal structure bringing to mind an industrial farm.
The workshops and operational premises will be accessed from the south and west.
A public facility blending seamlessly with the surroundings
The maintenance depot will be constructed in the immediate vicinity of the tram terminal. A 5,600 sqm-landscaped park with various plant species will be created in front of the building's facade, offering shady recreational spaces to locals. This public area will accommodate tiered spaces, both planted and paved, linked to one another by ramps in order to provide an accessible environment to people with mobility impairments.
The rooftop of the stabling shed will host sports grounds stretching over 5,600sqm. They will be accessed via staircases running diagonally at both ends of the facade.