The Grand Theatre of Rabat, the largest in the Arab world, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, will incorporate an 1800-seat theatre, a 7,000 person amphitheater, and an experimental performance space.
Responsible for the delivery of the front-of-house fit-out design and engineering, we were appointed by the principal fit-out contractor for the design, engineering, and construction management.
Optimizing complex geometries and digital coordination of design and fabrication data down to nuts and bolts was essential. Our first task was to rationalize the complex architectural elements with advanced form finding techniques in accordance with the design intent and constructability, following the specifications of the selected building technology and products.
Working as a unified team, we seamlessly streamlined the linkages between the design, procurement, manufacture, and construction sequences, through a holistic BIM model that included all disciplines, promoting efficiency.
We provided assistance to the principal contractors’ procurement team in producing accurately quantified complex building system components to achieve cost certainty and work package clarity through visualized scope demarcations from the BIM model.
Our construction experience allowed us to prepare safe construction sequences with site managers and safety leads verified through digital models.