The project for a 10 000m2 adult education centre, located in the south-west of Morocco in a harsh and isolated area, aspires to create a robust world class education facility that will give generously to its community.
SITE STRATEGY: LESS IS MORE
Although the given site is quite large, the building occupies half of it in order to create a compact and introverted building, with a humble and simple exterior leading into a rich dynamic internal courtyard – drawing reference to the traditional “Medersa”( first universities) for its social, cultural and climatic ingenuity.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech has just officially opened its doors. Xavier Guerrand Hermes and the investment fund Actif Invest invited Atelier Pod to design the accommodation of their new Marrakech property operated by the Carlson Rezidor hotel chain.
The main design challenge was to create a contemporary and innovative aesthetic recalling the essence of the red city. The hotel is located in Gueliz, and is part of a mixed-use property including apartments and a shopping center called “Carre Eden”.
SOJOU is a fast food sign installed in Casablanca since 2011.
The overall concept and development (architecture – design – graphics) of this salad’bar was confi ed to dumdum design agency from the beginning of the project. Since its inception, 4 holes have already been completed .
Seetled in Sidi Maarouf, an offices district ,BABACHWA is a the new address to eat grillades in a friendly atmosphere.
Inspired by moroccan influences, the restaurant is caracteriezd by colors and patterns. Cement tiles ordered as carpets give rythm and an asserted character to the place. Dumdum designed all the furniture in accordance to the atmopshere, using colors and wood for the tables, sofas and sideaboards.
Located in a rural landscape and sheltered by olive trees, the Residence-Atelier-Foundation is facing the majestic white outline of the Atlas Mountains. It comprises a private residence, a pavilion for her 3 children and guest artists, and her atelier to retreat and focus on her work. In addition the complex can also host an art gallery and a foundation dedicated to encourage Moroccan women artist vocation.
The aim of the Museum and Cultural center is to invent a cultural center of new type without duplicating existing models, to create a hybrid space that takes into account the realities of the cultural Moroccan context, to provide different content and reach a diverse audience. The shape of the traditional nomadic tent provides the starting point for the architectural concept.
The construction of the new Casa-Port railway station is part of an overall urban remodelling plan for a district located on the edge of the port of Casablanca, linking the old city to the north of the urban area. The project is also designed to keep pace with the growth in rail traffic anticipated by Moroccan Railways (ONCF).
To join the urban landscape of Casablanca, dumdum design draws for the restaurant Sforza Visconti, a villa with a 30’s character. Wide rounded overhang roof decorated with sculptured patterns, underline the white art deco facades. A large mosaic in the colors of the restaurant welcomes you on a green and intimist terrace.
The preschool of Aknaibich is only 1 classroom, nevertheless a holistic architectural design, incorporating community dynamics, bioclimatics and a new vernacular style.
Aknaibich is a town in transition: the eastern old town is made of earthen constructions, sinusoid roads and narrow alleys, while the western part exists of modern, plot-based concrete houses built by rural-urban emigrants. In need of educational infrastructure, Good planet foundation presided by French photographer Yann-Arthus Bertrand aims to install a preschool with bioclimatic functioning, as an extension to the existing concrete school building in the modern part of town.