African Design Magazine July 2016 - Page 15

T African project Laayoune Technology School – Morocco he site, quite away from the city centre, generated a need for “urbanity” through an organization around an axial scheme, and thus providing a comprehensive and clear reading and at the same time a diversity of ambiances. PROJECT TEAM The various buildings are fragmented to allow maximum natural ventilation and lighting and are connected by a set of external paths, squares, covered squares, mineral gardens to justly enhance this notion of urbanity. The architectural vocabulary is solid, geometric, and plays with the contrast-ocher-exterior and interior-light. Different sun protection devices are used: brise-soleil, double skin, protected walkways etc. The materials used are minimised to emphasise abstraction nd coherence of the whole, while meeting the need of sustainability and easy maintenance. Client: Ibn Zohr University location: Morocco Architects: Saad El Kabbaj - Driss Kettani - Mohamed Amine Siana team: Yassine El Aouni - Rachid El Maataoui ENGINEERING: Bepol AREA: 7 186m2 Photography: Doublespace Photography 15