MOHAMMED VI FOOTBALL ACADEMY

GROUPE 3 ARCHITECTES

Photos courtesy of Stefano Berca

MOHAMMED VI FOOTBALL ACADEMY

GROUPE 3 ARCHITECTESarchmarathonGROUPE 3 ARCHITECTES
9, rue Gafsa – Hassan, 10 010 - Rabat, Morocco
www.groupe3architectes.com
Category:
Education
Project selected:
MOHAMMED VI FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Location:
Salé, Morocco
Year:
2010

Mohammed VI Football Academy is providing intensive football training and education courses to around fifty 13-to-18-year-olds, the Academy is designed to encourage both focus and a sense of community.
Its organization resembles a traditional Douar (hamlet), with a central ‘village square’ representing a place of meeting and exchange. Around this central square, stand five buildings accommodating a plethora of functions including administrative, sports, educational, housing and catering. Each of these buildings has a central landscaped patio for relaxation and intimacy.
While the buildings’ massive exteriors are painted in a sober white color, their respective patio walls are each painted with a distinct color reflective of a particular aspect of Morocco.
The extensive use of ochre earth, gravel, river stones, concrete paving and timber decking tie the complex to its environment.

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