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Siblings Townhouse

This project involves the complete gutting and rebuilding of a Manhattan townhouse. Located on the Upper East Side and built at the turn of last century, the townhouse is a landmark building. Hence, its façade cannot be altered. Preliminary structural assessment highlighted the need to...

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Joudour Sahara Music School

Joudour Sahara is a music school for children and youth, located in the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in southern Morocco. Its main objectives are to transmit and preserve traditional music heritage, offer training in music related disciplines (recording, video editing etc..) to local youth,...

Joudour Sahara is a music scho...

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Park rangers viewing tower

ACP was commissioned to design a viewing tower for the Moroccan Ministry of the Environment, from which park rangers will oversee the protected forests of the Taounate region. Illegal animal poaching, fires and tree cutting are rampant problems that requires daily supervision. Located amid the beautiful Rif mountain...

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Ifrane Exhibition Hall

ACP competition entry was selected by the Moroccan Ministry of Culture for the transformation of a vacant space into an exhibition hall, located in the center of the city of Ifrane, a town nestled in the Middle Atlas mountains at 1,665 m in elevation. The exhibition will showcase local crafts...

ACP competition entry was sele...

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Groupe Scolaire La Fontaine

This two phase competition proposes to rehabilitate and expand the French School in Fez, called the Groupe Scolaire La Fontaine and integrate a new French Institute. The school, which includes kindergarten, primary school and high school until grade 9th, has been an important institution for...

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Royal Palace Conservation

On the eve of the Arab Spring, the king decided to open one his oldest palaces for the st time to the public, and share its arts collections. The chosen palace was asked to transform two of its buildings into an ancient weapons museum. Meknes...

On the eve of the Arab Spring,...

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Campus Euro-Med

The masterplan of the Euro-Mediterrenan University is based on four fundamental concepts that connect the campus to the city of Fez and the Euro-Mediterranean region: 1. The creation of a public platform at the entrance to the campus.  This display of the university’s work and research...

The masterplan of the Euro-Med...

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Qarawiyine Library

ACP has been selected by the Moroccan Ministry of Culture to rehabilitate and curate the oldest library in Morocco, located in the center of the medina of Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The libary was founded in 750 under the Sultan Abou Inane Al Marini,...

ACP has been selected by the M...

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Eco R+2

This project seeks to propose an alternative to the ubiquitous affordable housing model in Morocco: the infamous R+2 (two story/ 6 units walk up). The proliferation of this typology was mainly caused by the tax cuts the Moroccan state provided to affordable housing developers, provided...

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Desert House

As the Moroccan government cannot answer all the demand for affordable housing, the public sector often subsidizes low income housing projects, especially in areas where shortages are most critical, such as in the southern desert regions of Morocco. The two young developers of this project...

As the Moroccan government can...

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Eco-timeshares

The city of Marrakesh has known an unprecedented tourist boom since the past decade. Hotels have tripled since 2000, and as a consequence, most of the city center started to gentrify. As a result of the rising property values in the city and the demand...

The city of Marrakesh has know...

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Hotel Babylone

The Hotel Fez is a 50 room boutique hotel located on one of the hilltops surrounding the Fez River Basin around which the Medina is located. A feasibility study based on research of urban boutique hotels typologies, local construction methodologies and green technologies that respond...

The Hotel Fez is a 50 room bou...

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Her House

This house for a young Moroccan expatriate working in Paris, is set in her family’s farm, situated few miles south of Fez, amid a landscape of wheat fields and olive tree groves. The project, while reconciling the client’s contradictory desire for both introversion and extroversion, attempts...

This house for a young Morocca...

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Dar Belghit

Built in the XVII century, the house once belonged to the Sultan Moulay Hafid from the Alaoui dynasty who ruled Morocco from 1908 to 1912. Located in Zqaq El Bgal, an area in the historic Medina of Fez known for housing several dignitaries.A 12 room...

Built in the XVII century, the...

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Taragalte Ecolodge

The site of the Taragalt Ecolodge is located in southern Morocco, in the Saharan oasis of M’hamid Elghizlane. At the end of the lush Draa Valley and adjacent to hostile Saharan dunes, the area was a part of the old caravan trade route between Sub-Saharan...

The site of the Taragalt Ecolo...

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M&R apartment

This project rejuvenate a 1970’s apartment located in the center of Casablanca, the largest Moroccan city. The apartment has a large terrace, which is a rare find in dense Casablanca. However, the original apartment turns its back to the terrace, which is 70 cm than...

This project rejuvenate a 1970...

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PLY Competition

This proposal integrates the socio-economic development of Place Lalla Yeddouna with the revitalization of the Fez River. This link heightens the presence of the Place in the medina and the role of the river as a catalyst of urban improvement. Economic strategy: reinvigorating crafts Through the adjacencies...

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Hotel Merinides

In this invited competition, the client asked 5 firms to propose ideas for the transformation of the Merinides hotel into a boutique hotel. The client gave two options: either to destroy the building and propose a new hotel, or to adapt the existing hotel. We chose...

In this invited competition, t...

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Abattoirs: From Meat To Culture

Morocco’s first contemporary cultural biennial, and the first of its kind in North Africa, Les Transculturelles des Abattoirs was held in the former slaughterhouses of Casablanca, known as the Abattoirs de Casablanca. For the event, the slaughterhouses were transformed into a vast exhibition space, hosting...

Morocco’s first contemporar...

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Caesarstone Flagship showroom

This showroom project is for a quartz products company located in the San Leandro neighborhood in San Francisco, and investigates the condition of liminality of a party wall. The project is thus generated from a very simple move: the longitudinal split of the large warehouse...

This showroom project is for a...

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