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Laubis Housing

Typology

Location

Toulouse, France

Year

2022

Opening the city towards the sea:
Thanks to its unique geographical position, the beauty of its coastline and its excellent climate, Tangiers has become a privileged tourist destination. The Project for the Corniche complements and strengthens the development of the Port, reactivating the city’s finest location between the Medina and the sea. Our proposal is the continuation of this important project and its connection with the city via a seafront esplanade.

Regeneration of the seafront:
The beach is the most extensive vacant urban area and possesses utmost landscape value. Our 2023 proposal recognizes each of the different parts of the city along the five kilometers of beach
for the purpose of adapting its frontal spaces and favoring them through the affluence of visitors. This will lead to the regeneration of the whole built frontage, improving the social, cultural and economic development of the city.

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Salvaging the cultural heritage: Cultural references form part of the architectural language of the seafront esplanade. In the first place, the idiosyncrasy of Tangiers and its vital relationship with the sea. Secondly, the content of the program, such as the creation of a Botanical Garden representing the extraordinary botanical richness of Morocco (seven biomes in three climatological variants: Atlantic, Mediterranean and desert) and the creation of public spaces for sport, etc. All this reflects a desire to convert this space into a place of social interraction for the city and of cultural projection at an international level.
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Viability of the building, maintenance and management costs:
Building systems of moderate cost and low environmental impact have been proposed, utilizing criteria of sustainable urban space.The division of the seafront esplanade into a number of different sections means that the project is that much more viable due to the possibility of building the whole thing in different phases, while also permitting the independent management of each of the different parts.

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