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University of Taroudant, Morocco- Saad El Kabbaj | Driss Kettani |

Mohamed Amine Siana
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taroudant, Morocco
  • Design team

    Yassine El Aouni
  • Client

    Université Ibn Zohr d’Agadir
  • Delegate client

    Compagine Générale Immobilière
  • Structural engineer

  • Civil contractor

    Entreprise Zerkdi & Fils
  • Project area

    20511 m²
  • Initiation of project

    2006
  • Completion of project

    2010
  • Project estimate

    101,793,870dHS (aPPROX. 10,387,000 usd)
  • Photographs

    Fernando Guerra – FG + SG
John Smith
September 04 / 2016

The designers for the University of Taroudant have created a complex that can be aptly described as a composition of different worlds, different intimacies, and different places in one place. A secular town with a strong cultural identity, Taroudant’s architectural style is an expression of the deep Moroccan South. The design relies on a set of architectural and urban principles brought to life through a conception where the inward and the outward interpenetrate; the scales vary so that the user can be one with the spaces around.

The faculty is organised around a central riad (interior garden), which has various functions deployed around it, taking into account the need for proximity, orientation and views. Organised along an interior street, the riad maintains a direct contact with the amphitheatres, allowing the optimisation of the administrative staff’s traffic.

The prioritisation of the walkways follows a functional logic and is designed to optimise movement while reducing acoustic nuisances. Similarly, gateways and corridors create a second level of movement scheme thus multiplying the views and creating a dynamic space.

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