Place Mohammed V

Square in Casablanca

Surrounded by public buildings resplendent with Moorish details, this central plaza was being redeveloped at the time of research. When reopened it will feature paving, a large fountain and palm trees. Overlooking it will be the the newly constructed Grand Théâtre de Casablanca designed by Moroccan-born French citizen and Pritzker Prize–winning architect Christian de Portzamparc. Both the plaza and the opera house are due to be unveiled in late 2017.