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  7. Technology School of Guelmim / Saad El Kabbaj + Driss Kettani + Mohamed Amine Siana

Technology School of Guelmim / Saad El Kabbaj + Driss Kettani + Mohamed Amine Siana

  • 05:00 - 2 November, 2015
Technology School of Guelmim / Saad El Kabbaj + Driss Kettani + Mohamed Amine Siana
Technology School of Guelmim / Saad El Kabbaj + Driss Kettani + Mohamed Amine Siana, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 21

  • Design Team

    Yassine El Aouni , Rachid El Maataoui
  • Engineering

    Bepol Sarl
  • Contractor

    Zerkdi & Fils
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. The project of the Technology School of Guelmim is part of the development policy of academic institutions in the southern regions of Morocco. 

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The project consists of an amphitheater, classrooms, workshops, laboratories, administration, library, teacher’s offices and office staff housing.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The starting point was to provide a strong architecture, contemporary but inspired by the context in which it occurs. The challenge was to recreate a certain mood, a certain scale with modern tools and architectural vocabulary.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Thus, the architecture is voluntarily massive, powerful and plays with the contrast between interior and exterior. The various buildings are organized along a north-south axis through a partly covered path, and are organized on L-forms or indoor gardens.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

This organization helps readability and clarity of the various entities of the project while maintaining a set of scales adapted to the diversity of the program.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Similarly, a reflection on the thermal quality results a work orientation, protection of openings and vegetation cover, thus conditioning part of the architecture vocabulary and principles.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

At last, the project Research finally assumes a certain theatricality, a certain gravitas that meets the solemnity inherent to educational institutions.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Technology School of Guelmim / Saad El Kabbaj + Driss Kettani + Mohamed Amine Siana" 02 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776273/technology-school-of-guelmim-saad-el-kabbaj-plus-driss-kettani-plus-mohamed-amine-siana/> ISSN 0719-8884