• Technology School of Laayoune/ Driss Ketani, Saad El Kabbaj & Mohamed Amine Siana

Architects: Saad El Kabbaj, Driss Kettani, Mohamed Amine Siana  
Location: Agadir,  Morocco
Project Team: Driss Ketani, Saad El Kabbaj and Mohamed Amine Siana
Interior Décor: Driss Ketani, Saad El Kabbaj & Mohamed Amine Siana
Project Year: 2014
Photographer: Double Space Photography
Website: Collective Websites of Driss Ketani, Saad El Kabbaj & Mohamed Amine Siana

Coverage: 7186 m² 

From the Architects
The project of the School of Laayoune Technology is part of the policy of decentralization of educational centers in different regions of Morocco and responds to a request from local graduates. The program is built around lessons spaces (classrooms, TP, amphitheater), documentation, administrative, educational and services like workshops and staff accommodation.

Technology School of Laayoune/ Driss Ketani,  Saad El Kabbaj & Mohamed Amine Siana

The implantation site, away from the city, generated a desire to recreate urbanity through an organization around an axial scheme, and thus providing an overall reading, clear, and a diversity of environments. 

Technology School of Laayoune/ Driss Ketani,  Saad El Kabbaj & Mohamed Amine Siana
The various buildings are fragmented to allow for maximum ventilation and natural lighting and are connected by a set of external paths, squares, covered parking spaces, gardens minerals to accentuate precisely this notion of urbanity. 

Technology School of Laayoune/ Driss Ketani,  Saad El Kabbaj & Mohamed Amine Siana

The architectural language is meant solid, geometric and plays with the contrast-ocher exterior and interior light. Various sun protection devices are used: shading, double skin, blankets etc. 

Technology School of Laayoune/ Driss Ketani,  Saad El Kabbaj & Mohamed Amine Siana

The materials used are minimized to accentuate abstraction and coherence of the whole while meeting the constraints of sustainability and maintenance.

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