Michel Pinseau

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Michel Pinseau (1926 – 15 September 1999) was a French architect. He is known for his conception of the second tallest minaret in the world, Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.[1]


Seville Universal Exhibition 1992 Morocco Pavilion (1992)

Michel Pinseau graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1956.[2] He then worked on many projects in the French capital especially in the Champs-Elysées area.

Pinseau was known as Hassan II's architect.[3] They met in the 1970s and from then Pinseau worked on many projects in Morocco.

Pinseau died on 15 September 1999 in Paris.[2]



  1. ^ "King Hassan II - Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco". Islamic Arts. Archived from the original on 5 October 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Douglas (29 September 1999). "Obituary: Michel Pinseau". The Independent. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ Elleh, Nnamdi (2002). Architecture and Power in Africa. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 98. ISBN 9780275976798. Retrieved 5 August 2014.