Agora Rooted in the Soil

architects Saad El Kabbaj, Driss Kettani, Mohamed Amine Siana
project Poly-disciplinary Faculty of Taroudant, Stah Al Madina, Taroudant, Morocco
written by Saad El Kabbaj, Driss Kettani, Mohamed Amine Siana


A secular town with a strong cultural identity, Taroudant’s architectural style, full of history, is an expression of the deep Moroccan South.


The Poly-disciplinary Faculty of Taroudant is an attempt to reinterpret that heritage through a building that carries a vision for the future.


This project therefore draws its inspiration from the land and its manifestations to the senses. This reading tries to avoid the pitfalls of many clichés by keeping from the context only its essence. From the South we retrieve the massiveness, the strength, the clair-obscur and a poetic austerity...