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Tower Building Mohamed IV - 16.087

Program

C & S engineering (excluding foundations and reinforcement drawings).

Concept

The Mohammed VI Tower, 255m high and the highest Moroccan tower will form an icon in the Bouregreg Valley Development Project, which in turn is a leading part of the programme for Rabat, the City of Light, the Moroccan Capital of Culture. Inside, the 55 storeys contain a luxury hotel, offices, high-end apartments and even a view pont on the terrace at the top. All are accessible via a total of 40 lifts, 23 in the tower and 17 in the podium.

Specific features

The structure can withstand not only the usual elements, such as strong winds or seismic events, but also flooding from the neighbouring Bouregreg river. The tower is braced 70% by its reinforced concrete core and 30% by the Vierendeel steel structure in the façade. In view of the apartments at the top of the tower, a tuned mass damper system to reduce oscillations will be installed in the last few storeys. The floors system is a composite floor system consisting of radiant steel beams spanning up to 14 m from the façade to the core and concrete slabs on steel decking. The tower is founded on a 3,5 m thick raft and 104 60 m deep “barettes” foundations. The tower’s north façade is transparent. The tower’s south façade will be fully equipped with photovoltaic panels, while rainwater recovery and waste water recycling systems are incorporated in the building’s design. The hot water also comes from an internal energy recovery system. The building is designed to be certified LEED Gold and HQE, complying with the highest international environmental quality standards. The podium is a reinforced concrete structure with a steel structure roof. The spans in the roof are up to 40,5m span and some of the cantilever are also quite long. The podium is founded on a slab/raft resisting water pressure and 1720 piles.

  • Rafael de la Hoz - Hakim Benjelloun

  • O Tower

  • Rabat, Marrocco

  • 102.000 m2

  • In execution
  • BESIX - Rafael de la Hoz