The construction of Arribat Centre also called Arribat mall in Rabat, Morocco has been completed bringing into the country one of the most attractive shopping centers and the largest set-up of its kind and also giving the people of Rabat an alternative to both Rabat’s Megamall and Casablanca’s Morocco Mall.
The structure sits on a 5 hectares/12 acres piece of land and it took up over US$ 245m to construct.
Inside the mall
The construction of Arribat Centre has produced a mixed-use retail, leisure, office, and hospitality scheme features a 45,000m2 shopping Centre a large food court which is already occupied by about ten vendors and many yet to be opened, a 12-screen multiplex cinema, 40,000m2 of office space and the Marriott Hotel, a 230-key 4-star hotel which is set to open in the coming months, with a conference center.
The two-storey development is served by an underground car parking area with a capacity to accommodate up to 1,800 vehicles and its open shopping centers are extensively planted and partly shaded by canvas to provide a pleasant and attractive environment for visitors.
The entire components of the mall surround a large central garden that provides a space for socializing and relaxation.
Inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture and landscaping incorporating Arabic gardens, fountains, geometric shapes, and clever use of shading, the project was designed to maximize environmental sustainability.
Chapman Taylor, an award-winning practice of global architects and master planners famous for designing places and buildings that are both creative and successful, created the concept design for the mixed-use Arribat Centre and performed an oversight role in the initial construction phases.
All components of the scheme are open as of now, apart from the hotel which is expected to follow soon.