Located on a vast open plot in Rabat, Morocco, the 21 971 m2 level site offers ample space to accommodate the extensive brief of, private quarters for the client, luxurious resort-like guest villa’s, communal facilities, staff quarters and sport fields stretched across the site, permeated with Andalusian style courtyards, surrounded by a palmeraie. The architectural intervention becomes an oasis in a desert-like landscape.
The project is inspired by the elements: earth, sky, water and fire. Courtyard spaces and dramatic thresholds layer the spatial experience of the precinct and maximise privacy between the villa’s and the private residence. The project seeks to provide a direct connection between man and nature by leaving many elements of the design raw and honest to its surroundings.
Greg Truen, Roxanne Kaye, Pierre Du Plessis, Nina Claassen, Rowan Bursey, Jo Nel