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After Zara and Massimo Dutti, the agency Group3 Architects delivers its third commercial building, for Bershka, in Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011; the 5 floors building offers local shops and offices.
Its uniqueness lies in the main facade facing south, designed in order to protect the interior spaces from the sun while providing them with a bright atmosphere. The facade was thought as a perforated sheet, doubled by a fully glazed wall; the size of the perforations gives a substantially smooth, opaque perception of the building, from outside, while a sense of transparency is felt by the inside users.
Sources : http://www.groupe3architectes.com/