UK and Iraq-based AMBS Architects and local partner Archgues Guessous Associates have submitted a new masterplan for Rabat’s beach in Morocco, which blurs the boundaries between the city and the sea. Aiming at becoming a true urban intervention, the project extends its role as a literal ‘support platform’ for the public, with a design meant to create and shape social interactions.
The masterplan channels the strong cultural current to the beach’s promenade while promoting old and new social processes, going beyond the merely physical. Four concrete modules in ocher and grey tones form the base of the proposal, organizing spaces for specific uses, such as circulation, planters, stairs, and casual seating. ‘there are also endless ad hoc opportunities for the public to inhabit the spaces – a quality that is quintessential of the Moroccan medina where any space can become the impromptu base of a social activity,’ say the architects.
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