OKA - omar kobbité architectes + EGA propose tent-like structure for museum in morocco
 
OKA - omar kobbité architectes + EGA propose tent-like structure for museum in morocco OKA - omar kobbité architectes + EGA propose tent-like structure for museum in morocco
jan 28, 2016

OKA - omar kobbité architectes + EGA propose tent-like structure for museum in morocco

OKA – omar kobbité architectes + EGA propose tent-like structure for museum in morocco
(above) exterior perspective
all images courtesy of erik giudice architects

 

 

 

EGA – erik giudice architects is a multidisciplinary office based in paris and stockholm, building international recognition through winning competition entries and built projects in a wide range of scales and programs. for a museum and cultural center in dakhla, morocco, they teamed with OKA – omar kobbité architectes, where the aim was to invent a new type of space, that would not duplicate the existing models, by creating a hybrid that takes into account the realities of the cultural moroccan context. to do so, the shape of the traditional nomadic tent was used as a starting point for the architectural concept.

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exterior perspective night view

 

 

 

the museum expresses its identity through this simple and straightforward architectural concept, implemented to provide an extremely rich, original, and unique spatial experience. a bold action for a remarkable project, the dakhla museum is a cultural and singular space that exerts a certain fascination and where imagination comes to life. its design is revealed through a simple architecture, but also extremely elaborated volume. the project draws the idea of its framework from the concept of the tent and the desert, creating different sized outlines that make it unique and visible, wanting to draw in a large public.

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interior perspective

 

 

 

the building is in visual harmony with the bay of dakhla, with its folded shapes, that create an evolving dynamic  structure. its vertical materialization allows the for project’s functionality. the interiors are equally powerful as a wall system provides a diversity of spaces and exhibition conditions. the visitor moves freely, in the continuous volumes of the museum, guided by his own sense of space and sensitivity. there is no defined circulation, no corridors, just the freedom of taking a stroll through the sahara.

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masterplan

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ground floor plan

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section

 

 

 

project info:

 

program: exhibition halls, auditorium

client: kingdom of morocco

team: omar kobbité architecture (representative architect), erik giudice architecture (associate architect), federico mannella (associate architect)

assignment: public commission, basic assignment

surface: 4 056 m²

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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