Driven by an ambitious and committed CSR policy, the Attijariwafa bank group reiterates its desire to preserve the heritage value of buildings that are now emblematic and architectural symbols, bearers of history in various cities of the Kingdom.
Guardian of a hundred-year-old banking know-how and strong of an authentic passion for beautiful stone, the Attijariwafa bank group is the holder of a rich iconic architectural heritage, partly classified or registered in the inventory of historical monuments, witness of the extraordinary modern architectural adventure of the 20th century in Morocco, underlines a Group press release.
Buildings having in turn seen important personalities parade and have been the site of historical and economic events constituting milestones in the architectural history of cities. Even today, their ancient stones continue to tell us about the genesis of a country and the history of a people. From generation to generation, from family to family, traders, industrialists, craftsmen, have been able to create their business, to make it grow in these historic settings.
Over the course of the redevelopments undertaken, aimed at offering better ergonomics to customers and employees, many rehabilitated sites have thus given rise to valuable testimonies on the rich human, social and commercial adventure of the Attijariwafa bank group.
The implemented program targeted a dozen buildings and is based on the establishment of preservation rules and principles as part of the upgrading of historic sites and their structuring, while adapting it to uses. contemporaries.
Since June 2019, the program has concerned buildings built between 1921 and the 1950s, like the Istiqlal building in Essaouira (1920), Marrakech Medina (1921), Sidi Slimane Center (1945), Tanger Rue de Belgique ( 1948) or Tanger Pasteur (1950).
Today, it is the turn of the facade of the emblematic Lahrizi building in Casablanca to return to its former splendor. Borrowing the name of the rue Driss Lahrizi (ex. Galliéni), the building, seat of the former Commercial Bank of Morocco from the 1930s to the 1970s, is part of the second generation of Moroccan banks.
An architectural masterpiece of great sobriety by Marius Boyer, near the administrative square and close to the emblematic Boulevard Mohammed V, it is to this day one of the most unique buildings in the area.