Architects from Foster + Partners, led by Norman Foster (chairman and founder), brought an exciting design to one of Morocco’s leading banks – Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exterieur (BMCE). The bank wanted to upgrade the experience of high-street banking offered to their customers in terms of design and visual appeal. With a modular, thematic approach to architecture, the flagship branches designed by Foster + Partners reinterpret the elements of traditional Moroccan architecture and add a contemporary interior design to all the buildings.
All three buildings, located in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca and Fez, have a common architectural design but each of them were constructed with some variations in scale and landscaping depending on the location of the bank. Each building has steel frames and glass walls, covered with a beautiful steel sheet with Islamic inspired pattern and 200 mm in depth. These screens provide shade and safety and look amazing on a contemporary building.