Marrakesh Airport - Tradition Meets Contemporary Perfectly

I've just been lucky enough to spend a week in Morocco, swamped in 
pattern and colour.  As I left the country, a further treat was in store - 
Marrakesh Airport's extended contemporary wing.  
Designed by French practice CR Architects, it was finished in 
March 2009.  There's a wonderfully calm feel to the space, I think 
created by the diffused patterned light. The contemporary take on 
traditional patterns can be viewed from afar or close up.  
Altogether wonderful.

 The roof is covered with 72 photovoltaic pyramids - a great example of 
aesthetics meeting functionality beautifully. 


  1. Thanks for sharing, Jo. Next airport should include solar sanctuary!