PMG architects and C.L.S.C proposals for sustainable market square competition
PMG architects and C.L.S.C proposals for sustainable market square competition PMG architects and C.L.S.C proposals for sustainable market square competition
nov 24, 2012

PMG architects and C.L.S.C proposals for sustainable market square competition

2nd place proposal by PMG architects, casablanca, moroccoall images courtesy of [AC-CA]



results for the [AC-CA] competition are out, and the winning proposals for a sustainable market square in casablanca, morocco have been released.taking first place with a scheme of leaf-shaped canopies, rotterdam-based tomdavid architects. cavernous passageways permeating a volume of wooden struts by PMG architects took second and a whimsical canopy suspended by helium balloons by chagny, louzir, sponti and chazeau seize third.


taking the silver, PMG architects‘ proposal plays heavily on the use of negative space taking form from the canopy of hundreds of slender squaretimber dowels that outline the vernacular archways  that lead the visitor into a semi-enclosed space of filtered light until reaching the heart of the marketwhere an opening in the grid-like roof illuminates the space. the massive structure only touches the ground at a few specific points where columnar clusters transfer loads into the concrete base.



entry into a cavernous passageway



section with details



exploded axonometric



floor plan / level 0



programmatic diagram



‘flying market’ by chagny, louzir, sponti and chazeau



helium balloons lift a sprawling canopy



context plan



floor plan / level 0



nighttime vs daytime sections




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