[CASABLANCA] Sustainable Market Square
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_Tom Van Odijk
_Tom Van Odijk
The Zone explores the intersections between neo-liberal and colonial regimes in the contemporary Palestinian context. By evoking the phantasmagoria of the dream-world and the dystopia of the catastrophe that marks this landscape, the project reveals a situation of surreal absurdity and a growing sense of the uncanny. Navigating a dialectic of dreamworld and catastrophe, desire and disaster, past and present. The incongurence is arresting.
by MZ Architect, was the winner for regeneration and master-planning
AwardWorld Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
The Qantara project, which is part of the Euromed Heritage programme, aims to contribute to mutual understanding and dialogue among Mediterranean cultures by highlighting their cultural heritage. It promotes intercultural interchange by supporting the preservation and promotion of the shared historic heritage and culture of the European-Mediterranean region, through human, scientific, and technological exchanges.
The Kaedi Hospital extension in Mauritania is one of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture-winners, which sets a good example of ‘in-between architecture’ – both Islamic and modern and neither explicitly – then it constitutes one type, one example and style from which to learn.
The architect’s brief was to build an affordable extension to the hospital that would house facilities for preventive medicine. It was also to serve as a new form of public building which could be replicated in the future. Thus, the brief included ‘low-cost’ techniques of construction that would be of economic and practical benefit for the population and use local materials and skills.
Is there any difference between art and architecture? It is impossible to conceive of the history of art in exclusion from that of architecture.