ACP was selected by the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism (SMIT) to develop eco-tourism infrastructure throughout the Sefrou corridor. This infrastructure is composed of: a visitor center, an ecolodge, and an exhibition hall. The latter program is housed in existing classrooms built in the colonial era that are refurnished (image above). The 3 proposed buildings will showcase exemplary sustainable construction practices and serve as pilot typologies of rural ecotourism infrastructure for the SMIT.
These 3 buildings, placed along a scenic road across the Sefrou corridor, will form rest stops along trekking routes while encouraging ecotourism in this seldom visited and little know region of Morocco. The Sefrou region boasts beautiful agricultural valleys as well as berber villages nestled on steep mountain slopes. Aside from its stunning varied landscapes and architecture, Sefrou offers many opportunities for agritourism since its farmers produce black truffle, safran, endives, fois gras, honey and goat cheese.
Project team: Lamiss Ben El Haj, Radia El Hili, Bassima Jazouli, Abdou Handa, Aziza Chaouni