Thursday, December 28, 2017

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE in MOROCCO - Volubilis


Volubilis, morocco, contemporary architecture

Volubilis, a Roman Empire. So close to my heart as I grew up in Tongeren, at about 20 km of Maastricht and Liège. All Roman empire cities that show so much resemblance in their overall urban development. I'm delighted to see the approach, also here in Africa, to create a subtle contrast with new architecture.
Glomo (global and Moroccan) Architect team Oualasou + Choi, have experience in mixing cultures. Have a look at their impressive portfolio! This also reflects in this visitors center in Volubilis


 
article by Marlène Pauly more articles by Marlène HERE




Volubilis, morocco, contemporary architecture

The Mauritanian capital, founded in the 3rd century B.C., became an important outpost of the Roman Empire and was graced with many fine buildings. Extensive remains of these survive in the archaeological site, located in a fertile agricultural area. Volubilis was later briefly to become the capital of Idris I, founder of the Idrisid dynasty, who is buried at nearby Moulay Idris.
Enjoy some photos on the modest, yet impressive architecture of the visitors center...
Volubilis, morocco, contemporary architecture
photo credits Oualasou + Choi

Volubilis, morocco, contemporary architecture
photo credits Oualasou + Choi

Volubilis, morocco, contemporary architecture
photo credits Oualasou + Choi

Volubilis, morocco, contemporary architecture
photo credits Oualasou + Choi

Volubilis, morocco, contemporary architecture
photo credits Oualasou + Choi

Volubilis, morocco, contemporary architecture
photo credits Oualasou + Choi

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