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National Museum for Archaeology and Geology
Rabat - shortlisted
The circular shape building draws a covered area, precise, informed and inspired by oasis gardens, and offers the possibility of an exceptional space. It is a good outdoor public space that welcomes visitors. The circular projection of the big roof provides protection from intense sunlight and creates an open air gallery that anticipates the extraordinary exhibition inside. Indoor space is characterized by an exhibition space with differences layers, which recall specific geological soil sections of the territory. On the top, a botanical garden roof creates a fresh and fragrant outdoor space, open to the sky, making the museum deeply related to the surrounding park. The place will be designed to tell the story of the Moroccan landscape, through interventions able to illustrate environments and images that convey a deep and wonderful didactic message.