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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

City sand Tower in Maroc, Africa by OXO architects

March 3rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OXO architects 

In this flat expanse, it is difficult to understand the tower at the first glance, At this distance, it seems to be a rock.

Approaching the landscape widens, the climate softened through the shadows projected on the ground.

One enters a maze of streets that recall the eastern souks.

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

  • Architects: OXO architects
  • Project: City sand Tower
  • Location: sahara, Maroc, Africa
  • Surface: 780 000 m2
  • Height: 450 m

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

Men seem to have enjoyed a happy relief susceptibility to settle.

At the corner of an alley, one gets aware of the presence of the tower.

It now seems huge, but a reassuring immensity welcoming.

One enters naturally, at the threshold of a water basin brings freshness and reflects an atrium.

looking up, we see an inner tower covered with vegetation, it seems to have pushed the center of the first!

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

In the floors rub a hotel, housing, shops, a panoramic restaurant, a meteorological observatory, a museum of desert, offices …

These temperate areas enjoy views of the vast expanse of the desert outside and towards the inside vertical garden.

One can also play sports, swim in a pool, pray in a sacred place facing the cloudless sky.

Exterior facades, very protective, ocher, enter resonate with this site so special.

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

They are composed of shading and sensors that produce the necessities of life energy and cooling tower.

It now forms a landmark in the desert and created a new mode life by transforming the extreme characteristics of its climate sources energy and freshness.

This not a tower it’s a vertical city that is fully autonomous, its energy self-efficient and has a vertical farm inside, that makes it more independent.

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

Image Courtesy © OXO architects

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