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Mateja Rot, Paulo Carneiro

Awal38

Ramovseva 53 and and Rua de Marcos Marreiros 21, r/c, 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia and 1200-254 Lisbon, Portugal
Mateja Rot: Urbanist, worked at the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois Chicago, USA and Rotary Peace Fellow. Paulo Carneiro: Architect, founder of CAS Studio specialized in ecological architecture, received 2014 SEED awards and 2014 merit award AIA San Francisco. Mustafa Gonen: Urbanist, Turkey. Marien Chazette: Geographer, France. Noureddine Salimi: Head of Urban Planning & Architecture, Urban Agency Ouarzazate. Khadija Bratti: PhD student in geography, Morocco.

Listening to the earth


Sound and vision of an oasis city in the Greater Ouarzazate, Morocco

Listening to the earth


Sound and vision of an oasis city in the Greater Ouarzazate, Morocco
Listening to the earth is a project dedicated to the development of efficient and sustainable living spaces in Morocco.
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The project was developed in Morocco by the multidisciplinary team Awal38. The proposal reclaims the development of efficient and sustainable living spaces for the region. The territory of Greater Ouarzazate is quite unique in terms of its historical identity (a conglomerate of historical sites, heritage buildings and landscapes which are marked by a rich film history) and good examples and practices of sustainable models of living (advanced solar energy complex, agricultural economy, knowledge of building with ecological materials and technologies). This area has an immense potential for becoming an exemplary case of sustainable development and a prototype of an architecture of the commons, as it has a historical reputation for producing world-class living structures from rammed earth and clay bricks (adobe). Two main challenges to this goal were detected: loss of local knowledge and lack of holistic vision in the development of new projects.


Online platform and broader communication action for the region which is centered on the expression of the needs and expectations of the local commons.

Model for a sustainable neighborhood.

Holistic vision of an oasis in Ouarzazate, Morocco, designed by Awal38.

A suspended monolith that will act as an artistic audiovisual installation, featuring three soundscapes: the people’s impressions about their city within the Greater Ouarzazate gathered during the project by Awal38, the Ahwach music from the region and the sound of builders, ramming the earth.

Three soundscapes: the people’s impressions about their city within the Greater Ouarzazate gathered during the project by Awal38, the Ahwach music from the region and the sound of builders, ramming the earth.

Listening to the earth


Sound and vision of an oasis city in the Greater Ouarzazate, Morocco

Listening to the earth


Sound and vision of an oasis city in the Greater Ouarzazate, Morocco
Listening to the earth is a project dedicated to the development of efficient and sustainable living spaces in Morocco.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The project was developed in Morocco by the multidisciplinary team Awal38. The proposal reclaims the development of efficient and sustainable living spaces for the region. The territory of Greater Ouarzazate is quite unique in terms of its historical identity (a conglomerate of historical sites, heritage buildings and landscapes which are marked by a rich film history) and good examples and practices of sustainable models of living (advanced solar energy complex, agricultural economy, knowledge of building with ecological materials and technologies). This area has an immense potential for becoming an exemplary case of sustainable development and a prototype of an architecture of the commons, as it has a historical reputation for producing world-class living structures from rammed earth and clay bricks (adobe). Two main challenges to this goal were detected: loss of local knowledge and lack of holistic vision in the development of new projects.


Online platform and broader communication action for the region which is centered on the expression of the needs and expectations of the local commons.

Model for a sustainable neighborhood.

Holistic vision of an oasis in Ouarzazate, Morocco, designed by Awal38.

A suspended monolith that will act as an artistic audiovisual installation, featuring three soundscapes: the people’s impressions about their city within the Greater Ouarzazate gathered during the project by Awal38, the Ahwach music from the region and the sound of builders, ramming the earth.

Three soundscapes: the people’s impressions about their city within the Greater Ouarzazate gathered during the project by Awal38, the Ahwach music from the region and the sound of builders, ramming the earth.


Idea by

Mateja Rot, Paulo Carneiro
Awal38
Ramovseva 53 and and Rua de Marcos Marreiros 21, r/c
1000 Ljubljana Slovenia and 1200-254 Lisbon
Portugal
Mateja Rot: Urbanist, worked at the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois Chicago, USA and Rotary Peace Fellow. Paulo Carneiro: Architect, founder of CAS Studio specialized in ecological architecture, received 2014 SEED awards and 2014 merit award AIA San Francisco. Mustafa Gonen: Urbanist, Turkey. Marien Chazette: Geographer, France. Noureddine Salimi: Head of Urban Planning & Architecture, Urban Agency Ouarzazate. Khadija Bratti: PhD student in geography, Morocco.