56 20th Century Buildings in Casablanca Listed as Historic Monument

Casablanca has expanded its list of historic monuments by including 56 buildings from the 20th century, following a decision by the Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Communication, published in the Official Bulletin on January 15, 2024. These applications, submitted by the General Director of the Urban Agency of Casablanca, were reviewed and approved in 2023.

Most of these historic buildings are privately owned. Notable among them are the Ernest Delasalle building, designed by architects Joseph and Elias Suraqui in 1928, the La Poste building constructed between 1918 and 1920 by Adrien Laforgue, and the Liberté building, erected between 1949 and 1951 by Léonard René Morandi. Three public buildings are also on the list: the Higher School of Fine Arts of Casablanca, the Zerktouni College and High School, and the Market building.

The ministry specifies that no modifications can be made to these historic buildings without informing the competent cultural sector services at least six months before the start of the work.

This measure aims to preserve the rich architectural heritage of Casablanca, reflecting its diverse historical and cultural influences.