scau: grand stade de casablanca
scau: grand stade de casablanca scau: grand stade de casablanca
jan 17, 2011

scau: grand stade de casablanca

‘grande stade de casablanca’ by scau in morocco all images courtesy scau rendering: luxigon

paris based practice scau has won the international competition for the design of ‘grande stade de casablanca’, a new stadium that will serve as the home to the morocco national football team. designed in collaboration with local firm archidesign, the project features massive fanned-out concrete fibre blades around its perimeter, filtering natural light and promoting cross ventilation throughout the interior. with a capacity to hold up to 80,000 spectators, the projected completion date is set for 2013.

approach – giant openwork structure

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.

interior garden

view of the blades from the interior

open roof stadium

in context

video by luxigon


  • If you look at the pictures from a distance, it looks just like any other white elephant…

    JAH says:
  • Everything from a distance looks like a white elephant especially if there is a need for eyesight correction.
    What matters is the interaction of the space vis a vis the individual . Love the sails!!…wish the inside of the stadium would have been as unique as the exterior …

    studioRFD says:
  • i agree with studioRFD

    bernard VELLA says:
  • lovely renders

    nice says:
  • looool….Have to agree with studioRFD…Yes Jah u need eyesight correction. I love this structure, something new and inovative

    Sheema says:
  • nothing new, another rendering wannabe

    AutoFill says:
  • i like the sky in the first image.

    momo says:

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