Ricardo Bofill won the contest for construction of Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in the masterplan for the foundation of Mohammed VI Green City in Ben Guerir, Morocco. The heart of a wider-ranging urban planning project, Université Mohammed VI combines traditional constructions with modernity.
Moroccan roots and desire for innovation are both apparent in the projects of SaadEl Kabbaj - Kettani - Siana Architects, who designed Taroudant University in southern Morocco. El Kabbaj - Kettani - Siana Architects’ project picks up on the form of the riad, the traditional Moroccan home, and gives it a contemporary look.
In designing the Technology School of Guelmin, Saad El Kabbaj Architecte guide the people of southern Morocco toward cultural emancipation. The architecture of the Technology School of Guelmin draws on Morocco’s formal traditions in an innovative but rational way.
The public library of Ceuta (Spain), designed by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos, was built on an archaeological site dating back to the 14th century and which is a testimony to the Berber Marinid dynasty. The library was among the 19 finalist projects chosen for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
The Guelmim School of Technology, in Guelmim, Morocco, designed by architects Saad El Kabbaj, Driss Kettani and Mohamed Amine Siana, was selected amongst the 348 projects participating in the 13th edition of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and is now one of the 19 finalist projects chosen for this prestigious Award.
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