[FIRST LOOK] These are the first images of Zaha Hadid Architects’ proposed new £100 million Rabat Grand Theatre in Morocco
Earlier this month project backers, the Bouregreg Valley Development Agency, confirmed it had signed a deal with the Moroccan Minister of Economy & Finance, the Minister of the Interior and the Hassan II Fund for Economic & Social Development to fund the 27,000m² scheme.
The project includes a main 2,050-seat theatre, a smaller 520-seat auditorium, creative studios and an outdoor amphitheatre with a capacity of up to 7,000 people.
The Rabat Grand Theatre is being hailed as a centrepiece of the development of the 6,000 ha Bouregreg Valley in the heart of the Moroccan capital.
Hadid said: ‘I am delighted to be building the Grand Theatre in Rabat… Morocco’s unique musical traditions and rich cultural history in the performing arts are renowned throughout the world. I am honoured to be part of the cultural development of the nation’s capital.’