The 250-metre high Mohammed VI Tower is designed to be visible from a distance of 50 kilometres all round. With a total area of 102,800 m², the building consists of a tower set on a podium, to resemble a rocket on its launch pad.
Inside, the 55 storeys contain a luxury hotel, offices, high-end apartments and even a viewing terrace at the top, all accessible via a total of 40 lifts, 23 in the tower and 17 in the podium.
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 concrete core and 30% by the structure of the steel porticos on its 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.
Designed by BESIX’s Façade Department, the façades are particularly stunning, covering an area of more than 70.000 m², 41,000 m² for the tower and 32,500 m² for the podium. Transparent to the north, the south façade of the tower is fitted with photovoltaic panels.