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Prix versailles: The new Kenitra station awarded

The World Prize for Architecture and Design (Prix Versailles), category “Stations”, was awarded Thursday evening at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in Paris, at the new Kenitra railway station which won the “Exterior” award.

The prize was awarded to the Moroccan ambassador to France, Chakib Benmoussa, appointed by King Mohammed VI to receive this distinction, by the President of the International Union of Architects Thomas Vonier, also a member of the 2019 jury of this prestigious prize.

Benmoussa was accompanied, at the reception of this prize, by the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNESCO, Samir Addahre and the Director General of the National Office of Railways (ONCF), Mohamed Rabie Khlie. Also present were the design architects of this station: Omar Kobité from the architectural firm (OKA), based in Casablanca, and Silvio d’Ascia from the architectural firm (SAA-Paris).

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