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

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

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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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Address:Guelmim 81000, Morocco

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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

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