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Destroyed City Told

Earthquake memorial and archaeological museum

An earthquake devastated Agadir in 1960. The fortified town on the hill was entirely destroyed and the site abandoned. The project establishes a place of contemplation in memory of the 15,000 residents who died in the earthquake.

The scheme incorporates a memorial on the site and an archaeological museum retracing the history of the city. The building, integrates the ruins of the fortification wall, establishing a dialog between the old and the new, between the past and the present.

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Touching the senses and foregrounding aesthetics
“Sustainability? Living up to the ‘target issues’” – Chamss Doha Oulkadi
“Next Generation” prize to earthquake memorial in Morocco
“Merging tradition with a contemporary understanding of architecture” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Agadir, Morocco
Chamss Oulkadi
Main Author
Chamss Oulkadi
BOM architecture, France
Laurent Sanz
Further Author
Laurent Sanz
"Next Generation" 2nd prize 2014
Middle East Africa
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