Construction will start November 1 and the tower is expected be delivered on May 30, 2022, the Moroccan BMCE Bank of Africa announced.
The Bank of Africa Tower will have 55 floors with a luxury hotel, offices, and apartments. An observatory will crown the tower.
The O Tower company has started developing the 250-meter tower which could be titled the tallest building in Morocco and in Africa.
Once structurally topped out, the 820-ft Bank of Africa Tower will not only be Morocco’s tallest building but also take the crown from Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, at 732 feet currently the tallest tower in Africa.
Designed by Spanish architects Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos and Moroccan firm CHB Cabinet Hakim Benjelloun, the building aims for the highest international environmental standards to earn a certified LEED Gold and HQE rating.
The developer just contracted Belgian construction firms BESIX and Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca (TGCC) for the project. BESIX has completed buildings in Morocco before as well as in the Middle East, including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (in collaboration with Samsung C&T and Arabtec).