Library / exhibition space / cultural center. 2nd Prize Winner.

Casablanca Bombing rooms Competition White House / Morocco / 2016

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Rooted in a context of terrorist attack, the Casablanca Bombing Rooms seek to bring together the local community for collective athering, learning, and cultural exchange in the quest for peace. As such, the l is tasked with raising awareness as well as fulfilling its role as a social destination in Casablanca. The diverse program calls for a variety of spaces, ranging from dark to light, solitary to collective, and passive versus active.
CONCEPT DESCRIPTION.
This project is a message of hope and a symbol of rebirth. Ruins are becoming sharing and learning places. This project is articulated around a public space : on one side a source of light for the library and on the other side a space of exhibition for the city. The exhibition space is composed of these three steps :
- Knowledge
- Strength
- Exchange
The first room, through its darkness and closeness, gives one information about attacks in the world. Further, the journey continues in a lightly path with stairs of glass leading to the top of the building. his climbing is a metaphor of hope. It contains exhibitions related to happiness : weddings, births, cultural events etc... Finally, on the top, a cafeteria surrounded by a garden invites people
to have discussion and share opinions. This monumental building today is an open injury. However, nature is stronger and life continues.
In a while the building will be recovered by plants : a nice victory against terrorism !

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    Rooted in a context of terrorist attack, the Casablanca Bombing Rooms seek to bring together the local community for collective athering, learning, and cultural exchange in the quest for peace. As such, the l is tasked with raising awareness as well as fulfilling its role as a social destination in Casablanca. The diverse program calls for a variety of spaces, ranging from dark to light, solitary to collective, and passive versus active.CONCEPT DESCRIPTION.This project is a message of hope and...

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Status Competition works
    • Type multi-purpose civic centres / Libraries / Exhibition Design / Interior Design / Leisure Centres / Exhibitions /Installations
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