Training center for Sustainable Development

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

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ClientAlliances Foundation
ProgrammeLaboratories, Seminar rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, production area, offices
Surface5 500 m²
StatusCompetition 2010
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Located at the entrance to the town of Chwitter, on the main road from the site to Marrakech, it has an almost institutional urban status that distinguishes it from surrounding constructions. The building is raised to free the space on the ground and create transparency and depths of field on the site. Our scheme is composed of North-South oriented crosswise bands, suspended in mid-air between hardscaped courtyards and planted gardens wich rest on V-columns and on “constructed fragments” that contain services plant rooms and lift cores. Our scheme adapts the strong image of barrel vaults that it incorporates into a contemporary expression and composition. In the scheme, the vaults constitute a spatial and structural principle. From the outside, they give the building a strong dynamic and an identified image which is both contemporary and rooted in the local imagination.

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