Design Team Selected for World’s Largest Football Stadium in Morocco

Design Team Selected for World’s Largest Football Stadium in Morocco
Photo: Unsplash/Fauzan Saari

Architects at Oualalou + Choi and Populous have clinched the contract to design Morocco's Grand Stade de Casablanca. With a capacity of 115,000 people, it is slated to become the world's largest football stadium. 

The winning proposal was inspired by a 'moussem' – a Maghreb tradition where people come together to celebrate local cultures. The design features a tented roof nestled in a forested landscape. 

The consortium beat out renowned firms like Herzog & De Meuron and Zaha Hadid Architects in an international competition overseen by Morocco’s National Agency for Public Facilities. 

“It will be an immense asset to the country, elevating Morocco to the highest global platform of sporting infrastructure development,” said Francois Clement, President of Populous France.

Set to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 matches, the stadium will also be home to local clubs Raja CA and Wydad AC.  

Construction on the venue in El Mansouria, 38 kilometers north of Casablanca, is scheduled to start new year. With a reported budget of $500 million it is expected to be completed by 2028. 

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