Bouskoura Golf City




Client: Addoha Prestigia
Design team: D PAYSAGE (lead landscape-architects)
My role: Project Landscape architect (sketch design to construction supervision of 3 plots)
Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Date: 2011-2012
Surface area: 20 hectares
Budget: 2.28M € excl. VAT

Bouskoura Golf City is a 20-hectare real estate development, consisting of villas, apartment blocks and an 18 hole golf course in the outskirts of Casablanca. The site itself is surrounded by Bouskoura Forest on three sides.  The forest thus provides a pleasant green backdrop to the development, predominantly made up of Aleppo pines, Eucalyptus trees and a specific ecosystem which thrives on the forest periphery, composed of grasses, dwarf palms, wild orchids and wild fennel.  The landscape design principles were developed to reinforce the views towards the forest and to create a link between the project’s exteriors and the forest edge. The majority of the specified plants are indigenous to reduce watering requirements. The planting for each residential plot is designed to offer a specific identity, whilst the planting along the roads and pedestrian network are planted with trees connecting with the forest vegetation forming a unified landscape linking the various sequences. Large drifts of ornamental grasses underline the pathways, beds of native shrubs mark the limit between the private gardens and the public areas. Flowering and ornamental trees are placed at swimming pools areas and in the residential gardens to provide shade.