MOROCCO - for the first time a pavilion at the Venice Biennale

From the medina of Fez in the souk of habs, from the Assayag palace and the Nid d'abeilles Sémiramis buildings in Casablanca and the large square of Agadir, Gorges du Dades hotel and Dar Lamane housing in Casablanca. Morocco lands for the first time at the Venice Biennale and presents its Pavilion.


Inspired by the architectural elements entitled, 'Fundamental (ism) s', commissioned by the Fondation pour l'Art, Design and Architecture and directed by the architect Tarik Oualalou, the concept of the first House of Morocco for this XIV Biennial that has just opened to the public, is based on the urban and architectural role of the North African country over the last 100 years and it’s organized in two parts: on one hand, the historical exploration based on ten projects (one for each decade) which is presented in the traditional city. On the other hand, the Western Sahara,  that with its extreme geography and climatic conditions, remains an uncharted territory for architectural speculation.