In Marrakech, Morocco people: 1-desire more public green space, 2-need to produce more food, & 3-need education, especially women. This was the premise behind developing this woman’s horticulture training center. Women can gain skills from reading and writing to business management, chef, and horticulture research. They will learn skills needed to get a job to support their families as well as knowledge and tools to create their own rooftop gardens to produce their own food. The center will have a café, multipurpose space, and public courtyard for the neighborhood to enjoy. Based on the square courtyard, the structure takes advantage of daylighting and ventilation that vernacular design has perfected.
Status: School Project
Location: Marrakech, MA