Grand Théâtre de Rabat
Rabat, Morocco
The Grand Theater of Rabat is a performing arts center comprised of an amphitheater with capacity for 7000 people, an 1800-seat indoor theater, an experimental performance space, rehearsal spaces, shops, and a restaurant. The theater complex is located on the Rabat side of the Bouregreg River. It was designed by the late Zaha Hadid and her architectural firm, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA). Its design - described by ZHA as a fluid sculptural form - is meant to resemble the Bouregreg River. Planning began in 2010 and on October 7, 2014, King Mohammed VI launched the official start of construction. The theater is slated to open in late 2019.

Sources:

"Grand Théatre de Rabat." Zaha Hadid Architects. Accessed October 23, 2019. https://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/grand-theatre-de-rabat/. Archived at https://perma.cc/H2Z9-JZL4.

"Grand Théatre de Rabat / Zaha Hadid Architects." ArchiDATUM: Architecture in Africa. ArchiDATUM, 2015. http://www.archidatum.com/projects/grand-th%C3%A9atre-de-rabat-zaha-hadid-architects-zha/ Archived at https://perma.cc/8MTW-VCKJ.
Location
Rabat, Morocco
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Events
2010-2014/1431-1435 AH
2014-2019/1435-1441 AH
Dimensions
Site area: 55,000 square meters (592,016 square feet)
Variant Names
Grand Théâtre de Rabat
Translated
المسرح الكبير بالمغرب
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Grand Theater of Rabat
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Grand Theatre of Rabat
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Building Usages
restaurant
commercial
amphitheatre
public/cultural
theatre
public/cultural