Measures taken to reduce CO2 emissions

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    Cultural Interlude in Morocco

    A playground co-designed with local children frames Joudour Sahara Cultural Centre’s main entrance.

The project’s only connection to area infrastructure is the seguia which operates on the seasonal flow of water from the Drâa River. Mechanical systems are kept to a minimum, with the building relying on solar panels for energy, and a solar-powered water pump for water distribution. Exhibition spaces employ a passive cooling system which consists of solar chimneys, solar panels, and a Canadian well system which supplements natural ventilation with cooled air. Water pumps for irrigation and distribution are also solar-powered, further eradicating operational carbon emissions. The use of natural building materials also eliminates CO2 emissions from material fabrication processes as well, except for glulam and concrete used in the water reservoir structure.

Last updated: November 13, 2021 M'hammid El Ghizlane, Morocco