City Sand Tower
In this flat expanse, it is difficult to understand the tower at the first glance. At this distance, it seems to be a rock. Approaching, the landscape widens and the climate softens through the shadows projected on the ground. One enters into a maze of streets that recall the eastern souks. At the corner of an alley, one gets aware of the presence of the tower. It seems huge, but a reassuring immensity is welcoming. One enters naturally. At the threshold a water basin brings freshness and reflects the atrium.
Looking up, there is an inner tower covered with vegetation that seems to have grown inside the first one! It now seems huge, but a reassuring immensity welcoming.
One enters naturally, at the threshold of a water basin brings freshness and reflects an atrium.
looking up, we see an inner tower covered with vegetation, it seems to have pushed the center of the first!
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
City Sand Tower forms a landmark in the desert and creates a new way of life by transforming the extreme characteristics of its climate to the source of energy and freshness.
It is not a standard tower, it is a vertical city that is fully autonomous, self-sufficient with an inner vertical ecosystem that makes it even more independent.
Program: hotel, housing, shops, restaurant, meteorological observatory, museum of the desert, offices
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
City sand tower is located in Sahara, Marocco
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Surface : 780 000 m2
Height: 450 m
sand, tower, architecture, desert, vertical city,
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Manal Rachdi Oxo Architectes and laisne roussel
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(c) Manal Rachdi Oxo Architectes, laisne roussel