Sometimes you just have to be silent
The architect designed a school for the village of Aït Benhaddou in Morocco that combines sustainable construction methods with tradition. Her design relies heavily on a local building material – earth.
The project design is locally driven; its key parameters are climate, natural environment components and community’s way of life. Through combining these elements, we could reach a contemporary architecture that respects the memory of the place and fits with its local character. It’s also an architecture that can be easily reproduced, given the clarity of its configuration, its response to the population needs, and the existence of all materials on site.
Elementary school and craft training center: A learning complex that uses architecture, form, and space to claim artisanship and handiwork as living and modern traditions.
By Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane - Ecoactiva, Casablanca, Morocco
Ideas: Embodied Carbon , Economic & Social Empowerment, Circular Materials & Building Components
Learning complex in the village of Aït Benhaddou in Morocco uses architecture, form, and space to claim artisanship and handiwork as living and modern traditions.
The project incorporates local rammed earth construction and also uses local wool and cane weaving as screens and canopies to shade the facades and exterior common spaces. The woven screens are produced by local women.