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Project Summary

Urban precinct reconstruction and rehabilitation

The underlying goal of the Place Lalla Yeddouna project is to revitalize an historic hub in the urban structure of Fez’s UNESCO World Heritage medina (old town) with new constructions and cautious conservation of valuable historic buildings.

The urban design embraces the previously negated river and renders it a determining urban element offering space along the river for social interaction. 

Project Timeline

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Mossessian & Partners wins Cultural Regeneration award for Place Lalla Yeddouna
Acknowledgement prize for urban rehabilitation in Fez
“A catalyst for the development of surrounding areas with positive social impact” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region Africa Middle East
Project Details
Fez, Morocco
Michel Mossessian
Main Author
Michel Mossessian
mossessian & partners, United Kingdom
Yassir Khalil
Further Author
Yassir Khalil
Yassir Khalil Studio , Morocco
Acknowledgement prize 2011
Middle East Africa
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