On behalf of their client, the Agence du Partenariat pour le Progrès (APP) with its implementing partner, the “L’Agence pour le Developpement et la Réhabilitation de la Ville de Fès” (ADER-Fès), the sponsor would like to invite you to sign up to an open competition for the design of a site in the Medina of Fez, Morocco, known as Place Lalla Yeddouna. Key objective of the “Place Lalla Yeddouna” project competition is to find design solutions as well as an architect partner to successfully regenerate the square.
The competition is being conducted in the context of a US $697,500,000 international development program funded by the United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), in accordance with the Millennium Challenge Compact (the “Compact”) dated August 31, 2007, between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco.
Overall Aim and Objective
The aim of the project is to revitalize Place Lalla Yeddouna, a public square and surrounding buildings at a central crossroads in the Medina of Fez, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The key objective is to revitalize the site and its surroundings, adapting modern distinctive architecture into an area that is full of tradition, vibrancy and functional diversity. Physically the site comprises small alleyways, a nicely shaped square with a tree, a river, a bridge dating from the XX Century, some dilapidated buildings that will be replaced and others that are historically and architecturally significant and will be rehabilitated.
In the future the area of Place Lalla Yeddouna shall serve as a vibrant mixed-use urban hub for the community as well as visitors to the Medina. The site is expected to become a major catalyst for artisan development, with spaces for educational programs, residences, artisan production, shops, restaurants, cafés and other services. The new complex must support activities for youth and adults.
Register by: 10-15-2010 / Submit by: 11-08-2010