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Latest Developments on Zenata Ecological City Project in Morocco

The future location of the Mfadel group under the name Ocean Park project, symbolizes a sanctuary of tranquility in an ocean of greenery, with the park and the sea as the only opposes, and is ideally positioned in the new city of Zenata, in the center of an ambitious urban renewal project.

Zenata, the new eco-city, covers an area of 1830 hectares and is situated on Casablanca’s second northern crown. The city strives toward becoming a sustainable and inclusive city. By becoming the first real estate group in the area to establish a residential program to Eco-city standards, the Mfadel group intends to make this orientation a new path to follow.

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Human well-being, reconnecting with the environment, and neighborhood life in the historic medinas are all factors in the city’s development. In this environment, the Mfadel group has opted to launch its second project in this new ecological city the Ocean Park residence, which was launched in June 2021 and has been a huge success, prompting a second slice. A project that blends in seamlessly with the new district’s surroundings, emphasizing ecology and respect for the natural environment rather than imposing itself.

A brief of the Ocean Park project

The Mfadel group prioritizes buyer well-being through an installation near green areas, specifically an 8-ha central park, by adopting an architecture that favors external luminosity for energy savings, and a local strategy by providing quick access to all facilities on foot or by bike. An approach that will allow individuals to benefit more from this new environment while lowering their carbon footprint.

Ocean Park is an invitation to reclaim the life that people deserve for everyone who wants to live in total harmony with nature, with the ocean as their sole visual contact on a 5.5-kilometer promenade surrounded by sand dunes. Thus, following the success of the first phase of the project’s marketing, Groupe Mfadel returns with a second phase that includes a variety of equipment ranging from basic requirements to enjoyment. Swimming pools, sports equipment, a playground, and many more. There are many activities to reclaim the pleasure of family time.

The developer spares no expense, offering customers a closed and safe property with surveillance cameras and 24-hour security service. The spaces will be finished to a high standard, including marble on the floor.

Ocean Park’s project apartment cost

The Ocean Park project’s second phase includes high-end apartments ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, with prices starting at 480,000 DHS. The group’s success is attributed in part to the completion of Zenata Tower, a true architectural marvel. It is a residential and commercial project whose architecture is tailored to the qualities and peculiarities of the Zenata eco-city and which is also ready to market immediately.

The Zenata Tower project’s construction is permitted for the benefit of the advantages offered by the features of the new city, with the primary goal of obtaining the desired comfort in an environmentally friendly manner based on architectural means, renewable energies available, and the use of as little mechanized techniques and energy from outside the location as possible. These architectural approaches and techniques are designed to make use of the sun during the winter and shield themselves from it in the summer.

The use of a bioclimatic design strategy encourages energy conservation and lowers heating and cooling expenses while also providing a highly comfortable living environment. This is the main reason why Mfadel Group pays special attention to building orientation in order to make the most of energy and sunlight. The selection of land based on climate, topography, noise zones, and the presence of nearby natural resources is therefore critical, as are construction methods such as the glazed surfaces used in the Zenata Tower project, without forgetting compactness, material selection, and finally protection from the sun.

Aug 2019

Phase I of the Zenata ecological city project in Morocco is to be completed in 2020

Construction of phase I of Zenata ecological city in Morocco is set to be completed in 2020. Sanitary facilities are currently under construction and 2000 residential units have already been put up for sale. This is after the marketing of residential units was launched in July this year.

Zenata ecological city

The project consists of 2,000 ecological dwellings covering a surface area of 70 hectares, 30 of which are buildable, with an accessible floor area of 840,000 square meters.

Developed mainly for the middle class, and the dwellers of slums in Casablanca, the residential units of the eco-city will be occupied in three phases by 2023, in order to house 8,700 families.

According to the general manager of the Zenata Development Company, Mohammed Amine El Hajhouji, the work to fully connect the eco-city to the water, electricity, and sanitation networks has been completed, as has the construction of transport infrastructure and works on the railways located in the area. “This work is part of the first phase of the project, which covers 800 hectares. They will be delivered by 2020, with operations expected to start no later than 2022,” he said.

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Zenata ecological city is located in the northeast of the Moroccan metropolis of Casablanca. It covers 1,830 hectares with 5km of coastline opening onto the Atlantic Ocean. Created in 2006 at the initiative of the State, Zenata is the first African city to be awarded the Eco-City Label (ECL), a certification obtained at COP 22.

The green aspect

The new city includes a total of 470 hectares of green spaces and retention basins for the wet season to promote groundwater recharge and afforestation of the site. These naturally irrigated parks leading to the sea are thus designed as ‘ecological corridors.

The construction works are financed by Morocco, through loans of US $166m from the French Development Agency (AFD), another US $166m from the European Investment Bank (EIB), and a US $4.4m grant from the European Union (EU).

The eco-city of Zenata will certainly be at the top of Morocco’s list of participants at the next Africa-France summit to be held from June 4 to 6, 2020 in Bordeaux.

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Kenneth Mwenda
Kenneth Mwenda
Kenneth Mwenda is a business and sports writer. He joined ConstructionReview in February 2019, where he contributes to writing construction news and projects. Kenneth graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance) from The Cooperative University of Kenya. He has over three years of experience in content writing.

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