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Weaving and Stamping in Morocco

Elementary school and craft training center

The project design is locally driven; its key parameters are climate, natural environment …
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.

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.

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Sometimes you just have to be silent
 
Global finalist project entry 2018 – Weaving and Stamping in Morocco
 
Silver Award: Promoting traditional trade skills in Morocco
 
“An intelligent way of reestablishing traditional techniques of artisanship”
 
Project Entry 2017 for Middle East Africa
Project Details
Location
Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
Authors
Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane
Main Author
Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane
Ecoactiva, Morocco
Prizes
Awards
Silver 2017
Middle East Africa
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“It's about the thinking process” – Sustainable design by Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane
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Weaving and Stamping in Morocco: LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2017 Middle East Africa
Weaving and Stamping in Morocco: LafargeHolcim Awards Silver 2017 Middle East Africa

Learning complex in the village of Aït Benhaddou in Morocco uses architecture, form, and space to claim artisanship and …

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