via Jacopo Barozzi 3/abc
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ARPT new Headquarters (Autorité de Régulation de l
Algeria - first prize
The building was conceived as an icon where tradition and modernity, both in form (derived from the pointed arch typical of Mediterranean architecture and the incline of the solar diagram) and in the treatment of the surface of the envelope. The project is inspired by the Algerian desert landscape where the dunes appear as ‘natural’ buildings, constructed by wind and sand. An analysis of the urban fabric, the location of the lot along a thoroughfare of great significance and above all the new urban park to overlooking Bab Ezzouar, offer the opportunity to create a highly visible and symbolic building. An institutional building providing a new home for ARPT should serve as a point of reference within its neighborhood and a city where tradition and modernity merge to create new symbolic and cultural scenarios.