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Sustainable Market Square Competition Entry / Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A)

03:00 - 10 December, 2012
Courtesy of Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A)
Courtesy of Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A)

The proposal for the Casablanca Sustainable Market Square competition by Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A) brings together the economic, ecological, cultural, and social aspects of sustainability together. The architects do so with the interplay of medieval Islamic design tradition and contemporary advanced building technology. The architectural concept is developed through the use of the girih tiles as a constantly present design method that elevates its purpose from pure ornamentation to a method of developing architectural composition, spatial organization, structural elements, integration of environmental sustainable technology and strategies, to the planning of flow of people. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Market Square Cover Competition Entry / Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan

11:00 - 26 November, 2012
Courtesy of Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan
Courtesy of Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan

Designed for the market square cover competition, the ‘flying carpet’ proposal by Michael Labory & Bertrand Schippan is a modular and sustainable cover with the goal for the efficient arrangement of the functional facilities. This is attained by putting them along the site border thus maximizing the space to be used for market. They revive the dull facade of the neighboring building by bringing the volume of the facilities into the shape of its skyline. Among all other things, it contributes to the increase in urban density as windowless facade becomes a part of lively market place. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sustainable Market Square Winning Proposal / TomDavid Architects

07:00 - 23 November, 2012
Courtesy of TomDavid Architects
Courtesy of TomDavid Architects

TomDavid Architects shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the Sustainable Market Square competition in Casablanca. In their proposal, they successfully combine indigenous techniques for shelter and heat control, the accountability of it’s residence, and innovative low-maintenance materials. In doing so, they create an efficient and pragmatic icon for the next generation market which serves as a catalyst for improvement. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Pangal Cabin / emA Arquitectos

20:00 - 13 November, 2012
Pangal Cabin / emA Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

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[CASABLANCA] Sustainable Market Square Competition

23:00 - 23 July, 2012
Courtesy of [AC-CA]
Courtesy of [AC-CA]

[AC-CA] just launched their next competition which aims at designing a New Sustainable Market Square in Casablanca, Morocco. A market square is a public open area where market stalls are traditionally set out for trading, commonly on particular days. It is usually situated in the center of the town, surrounded by buildings and streets. To create a sustainable market, environmentally conscious design techniques will be implemented. The architecture of this new structure should reflect contemporary design tendencies. The proposal must not only attend to the specific function but the design should also take into consideration the urban insertion and its impact. Early bird registration ends July 31 with the submission deadline November 5. To register and for more information, please visit here.

Connecting Riads Residential Complex / AQSO Arquitectos

11:00 - 18 May, 2012
© AQSO Arquitectos
© AQSO Arquitectos

Defined by a continuous volume snaking around two semipublic courtyards, the Connecting Riads residential complex by AQSO Arquitectos adapts to the different conditions of the plot to combine a domestic and urban appearance. Its simple gesture is defined by the particular context of each side of the site in a way that the different heights of the elevations become a contemporary and expressive form to which the roof is formed by staircase shaped green terraces. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Productive Services, Morande Winery / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados

00:00 - 7 June, 2008
Productive Services, Morande Winery / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados

Productive Services, Morande Winery / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados Productive Services, Morande Winery / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados Productive Services, Morande Winery / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados Productive Services, Morande Winery / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Casablanca, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Category

  • Collaborator

    Ignacio Correa
  • Structural Engineer

    Enzo Valladares Pagliotti
  • Services

    Jose Naranjo
  • Client

    Morande Winery
  • Contractor

    Constructora GHG S.A.
  • Area

    552.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2005