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River remediation and urban development scheme

The medina of the Moroccan royal city of Fez is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However its continuing decline threatens this prestigious title.

The project, River remediation and urban development scheme, aims to revitalize the heavily polluted and neglected river Fez. By returning to this ancient heart its dynamic soul, urban renewal and life quality will follow.

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“How I brought a river, and my city, back to life”
Continued progress brings revitalization
Groundbreaking progress on the construction site
“What marks this project is its wisdom that keeps the process open to future possibilities” – Holcim Awards Jury
Gold for River remediation and urban development scheme in Fez, Morocco
Revitalization of the Fez River in Morocco wins Gold Award
“Coupling a comprehensive socio-cultural and economic program to an environmental remediation initiative” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Fez, Morocco
Gold 2009
Gold 2008
Middle East Africa
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