Best Project of Public Space by Student

About the project (provided by the applicant)
Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech, a bustling hub of culture and commerce, embodies the heart of Moroccan heritage. The design envisions a new perspective of this historic square, a heritage realm that thrives with vendors, entertainers, and storytellers, preserving the vibrant soul of Morocco amidst its evolving urban landscape. The conceptual design aims to honor this legacy through the sustainable integration of green spaces, traditional Moroccan architecture, and modern environmental strategies. The design titled Down to Earth emphasizes the importance of green spaces and water conservation as well as the use of local plant species, and energy efficiency, the design incorporates geometric patterns, water features, and zellige tilework to reflect Moroccan aesthetics. Sustainable elements like wind catchers and solar panels blend tradition with innovation, ensuring the square remains a lively, welcoming space that respects its historical context and environmental responsibilities.

Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech, Morocco

Project design year

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Abdullahi Isa Adamu acquired his Bachelor's degree in Architecture at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Landscape Architecture at Beijing Forestry University. His study interest lies in Heritage Management and Conservation as well as the design of Public Green Spaces.

Author of the project
Abdullahi Isa Adamu

Status of the project
Conceptual design

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