Welcome to Morocco!
مرحبا بك في المغرب
Bienvenue a Maroc!
This model was created by MiniWorld 3D founder Dany Sánchez.
After living in Casablanca for 2 years, designer Dany Sánchez says farewell with this grand model of the Mosque Hassan II, landmark of Casablanca and one of the largest mosques in the world.
The Hassan II Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني, French: Grande Mosquée Hassan II) is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest functioning mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's second tallest minaret at 210 metres (689 ft, 60 stories) high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca. The minaret strongly resembles an updated and modernized version of the Koutobia Mosque's in Marrakesh. The Hassan II mosque was built from 1986 to 1993, designed by Michel Pinseau under the guidance of King Hassan II and worked on by Moroccan artisans from all over the kingdom. The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable. A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque's outside ground.
Apart from the mosque, other structures in the area are a madrasa (Islamic school), hammams (bathhouses), a museum on Moroccan history, conference halls, and a large Islamic library. The 41 fountains in the courtyard are all well decorated. The garden around the mosque is well tended and is a popular location for family picnics.
MiniWorld 3D is excited to bring this model to life as a homage to all the people of Casablanca and Morocco. This model was designed from scratch in Fusion360, no scans or repurposed Sketchup models, so it's pristine clean for 3D printing! Please give credit, it's all about spreading culture and education!
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Main photographs and print are from @theprintsregent , printed with a 0.2mm nozzle at 100% scale. Secondary photos are by MiniWorld3D, printed in @fillamentum Gold Happens & Wizard's Voodoo with a regular 0.4mm nozzle at 100% scale.
Real location photos by Dany Sánchez.