- Building Type : Collective housing > 50m
- Construction Year : 2014
- Delivery year : 2017
- Address 1 - street : Rond point Boulevard Abdelhadi Boutaleb et Boulevard Sidi Abderrahmane، R320 20000 CASABLANCA, Maroc
- Climate zone : [Cfc] Marine Cool Winter & summer- Mild with no dry season.
- Net Floor Area : 52 460 m2
- Construction/refurbishment cost : 24 000 000 €
- Cost/m2 : 457.49 €/m2
Primary energy need :
(Calculation method : RTCM )
In the heart of Casablanca, the Sindibad Beach Resort project stands in the singularity of an exceptional site on the edge of a natural cliff and facing the ocean. The land of 60ha in total, reserve 28ha for the residential project, which will be carried out in four phases, the first with 258 units, out of a total of 1000.
In resolutely contemporary architecture with a refined style, the villas, duplex houses, penthouses, lofts and apartments inaugurate a new style of life conducive to escape.
A group of four investors won the State's Call for Expression of Interest for the entire operation, which includes a theme park, hotels, a clubhouse and a residential complex. The Sindibad Beach Resort (SBR) promotional holding company was created to carry the project as MOA. SOMED remains as investor and ALMOD as MOA delegate.
The Ph. Madec agency did the masterplan on behalf of the group at the time of the MAI, then an architectural competition was organized for the different sectors. The initial concept included a "green habitat" approach, with the decision to certify occurring during the implementation phase.
ALTO EKO was commissioned to carry out the certification and was commissioned as AMO HQE by SBR, who also undertakes by this contract to respect the certification rules. The project management is composed of the architecture firm JLA Studio, BET Oger, Artelia as OPC.
3rd part certified
OthersAtelier Philippe Madec 24 bis, Rue Mar Joffre, 35000 Rennes Sustainable urbanism. The development of the site has been the subject of an international consultation and has been imagined using an eco-responsible approach. The project SINDIBAD, as it was conceived and designed by Philippe Madec is a project both tou
Assistance to the Contracting AuthorityALTO EKO Zakaria SADIK ALTO EKO was commissioned to carry out the certification and was commissioned as AMO HQE by SBR, who also undertakes by this contract to respect the certification rules. The project management is composed of the architecture firm SLA, BET Oger, Ar
Owner approach of sustainability
"A flagship project for the city of Casablanca. Through this major urban project, whose challenge is to combine modernity and heritage, we wish to affirm strong values and citizens for the city of Casablanca. The SINDIBAD project aims to contribute to strengthening the economic and tourist attractiveness of the city while promoting this exceptional natural site. This vast urban complex, endowed with a park dedicated to leisure activities, upscale residential housing as well as a hotel complex is part of a desire to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants in a sustainable way ... ", Mr. Tarafa Marouane , CEO of SOMED
At the heart of the Casablanca mega-city, nestles an oasis of greenery with unique natural heritage. Spread over some 60 hectares, SINDIBAD manages to reconcile respect for nature and urban architecture. Both live in perfect harmony, whether in the residential area, which hosts villas, lofts and apartments, high standing or Sindibad Park , which includes different universes, an amusement park, a wildlife park, a varied restoration, large green areas, and several bodies of water. Moreover, the vision of this project as carried by SOMED, is to offer an outstanding living environment for residents, an unforgettable recreational experience for visitors, and a green haven for all. An avant-garde eco-friendly complex is born. Aware that our greatest wealth lies in the natural site that houses our project, we have labeled all our residences "Green Habitat". Each link of the realization has been conceived in the respect of the environment in collaboration with international experts of the constructions. From the layout of spaces, to the choice of materials used, through the restoration of the natural park that borders the site, all our decisions bear the seal of our civic commitment.
If you had to do it again?
On the sidelines of COP 22 and at a ceremony organized by the Morocco Green Building Council, the residential complex Sindibad Beach Resort has been awarded HQE certification with the mention for Phase I of the program by Mrs. Corinne Block-Raguin , Executive Director of Cerway, who said: "I am pleased to present this certificate to one of Casablanca's largest integrated residential projects. HQE certified buildings are environmentally friendly and put health and comfort at the heart of the concerns for greater satisfaction of their owners.
Sindibad Beach Resort thus becomes the first residential complex to be delivered to Morocco holding the High Environmental Quality certification phase realization with an "EXCEPTIONAL" level. HQE certification, recognized by CERWAY as an independent organization, certifies housing that is healthy, safe, comfortable, economically efficient and environmentally friendly.
Building users opinion
No return of the occupants yet, because project in delivery.
Otherwise, Ms. Corinne Block-Raguin, Executive Director of Cerway, said, "I am pleased to present this certificate to one of Casablanca's largest integrated residential projects. HQE certified buildings are environmentally friendly and put health and comfort at the heart of the concerns for greater satisfaction of their owners.
- 3,59 KgCO2/m2/an
Life Cycle Analysis
Indoor Air quality
Health & Comfort
DesignBuilder Software Ltd
HVAC / Ventilazione, Raffrescamento
Dynamic Thermal Simulation (STD) was performed with internationally recognized software according to the ASHRAE standard, namely, based on the American Energy + calculation engine. The DesignBuilder software has been selected by ALTO EKO to carry out this modeling since it meets the criteria of energy studies and comfort. The version used is V5.0.1.024.
The STD results expressed in kWh / m².an of final energy represent the energy consumption of the following systems:
Heating and cooling systems, including auxiliaries,
Systems of domestic hot water including auxiliaries,
Auxiliaries of ventilation,
Local energy production systems.
The DesignBuilder software is designed to integrate the energy problem right from the design phase of buildings. It simulates the dynamic thermal behavior of any building over a year, with a time step between five minutes and one hour.
For that, the simulation integrates in the most precise way possible, the elements influencing the envelope of the building (external loads) and the systems generating internal loads.
The modeling must take into account an analysis of the envelope and the equipment on a sufficient number of thermally homogeneous zones corresponding to specific exposures and to the modalities of occupation and exploitation of the building, privileging those which have been identified as places of discomfort. It will integrate the nature of the hosted activities and the resulting equipment, as well as any other parameters that may affect the energy balances.
The parameters to study for thermal comfort are:
• Geometric characteristics of buildings, exposure, meteorological data,
• The composition of the walls and the constituent elements of the buildings, the inertia of the building,
• The occupation conditions of the different zones and the equipment operating schedule,
• Solar gains and temperatures for each zone,
• Internal charges generated by installed equipment and other items,
• The inventory of equipment and their characteristics, either to apprehend the quantities of heat released, or as equipment that can be used differently to partially or completely answer the overheating issues (for example: natural ventilation, night-cooling ...).
DesignBuilder V5 adds a substantial set of new features and enhancements to the V4 including significant productivity improvements for LEED, HQE, BREEAM and the ASHRAE 90.1 PRM and a new scripting tool to customize EnergyPlus simulations.
Building Environmental Quality
- Building flexibility
- indoor air quality and health
- works (including waste management)
- consultation - cooperation
- comfort (visual, olfactive, thermal)
- waste management (related to activity)
- water management
- energy efficiency
- renewable energies
- building end of life management
- integration in the land
- building process
- products and materials
The environmental features of the project include: double brick wall envelope with insulation and air gap, thermal solar panels for the ECS (villas and duplex), bioclimatic approach with privileged West orientation, minimizing South orientation and incorporating breezes sliding sunscreens for sun protection, through flats to optimize natural ventilation, distribution of masses built around vegetated surfaces, facades in light colors.