Mohammed VI Football Academy, Salé Building, Morocco Sports Facility, Moroccan Architecture

Mohammed VI Football Academy, Morocco Building

Moroccan Sports Building Development design by Groupe 3 Architectes

1 May 2013

Design: Groupe 3 Architectes

Location: Salé, Morocco

Mohammed VI Football Academy Morocco

Providing intensive football training and a school education to around fifty 13-to-18-year-olds, the Academy is designed to encourage both focus and a sense of community.

Mohammed VI Football Academy Morocco
photo : Cemal Emden

Sports Education Facility Morocco

It is arranged like a traditional douar (hamlet), with a central ‘village square’ around which stand five buildings respectively accommodating administrative, sports, teaching, lodging and catering functions.

Mohammed VI Football Academy Morocco
photo : Cemal Emden

Each has a central landscaped patio for relaxation. The patio walls are each painted a colour that reflects an aspect of Morocco, while the buildings’ massive exteriors are sober white.

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photos : Cemal Emden

Local ochre earth ties the complex to its environment, and is textured with gravel, river stones, concrete paving and timber decking.

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photos : Cemal Emden

Mohammed VI Football Academy – Building Information

Location: Salé, Morocco (North Africa)
Architect: Groupe 3 Architectes, Rabat, Morocco
Client: Association Mohammed VI de Football
Completed: 2010
Design: 2007-2008
Total combined floor area: 9’000 m2
Total site area: 2’500’000 m2

Mohammed VI Football Academy Morocco
image from architect

Mohammed VI Football Academy images / information from Aga Khan Development Network

Location: Salé, Morocco, North Africa

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