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COP22 Village / OUALALOU+CHOI

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  • Architects: OUALALOU+CHOI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 93000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Urban Agency and OUALALOU+CHOI Collaborate to Create an Adult Educational Desert Oasis

Urban Agency and OUALALOU+CHOI have drawn heavily from local inspiration for the design of a new adult education center in south-west Morocco. The isolated site is set against a harsh environmental backdrop, and in response the proposal only uses 10 000 of the allocated 22 000 square meters to create a compact building centered around an internal courtyard. This will allow it to be expanded upon in the future, as the building fulfills its intent as a world class education facility.

The project uses the traditional "Medersa" (first universities) as precedent, incorporating a dynamic internal courtyard and a simple exterior envelope. The Medersa, known for their "social, cultural and climatic ingenuity," not only foster communal activity in their internal spaces but are protected from harsh sun, winds and sandstorms, creating a climatically controlled interior zone.

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Moroccan Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / OUALALOU+CHOI

© ​Luc Boegly © ​Luc Boegly © ​Luc Boegly © ​Luc Boegly + 23

Milano, Italy
  • Architects: OUALALOU+CHOI
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1300.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015