tasghimout workshop / by Carlos Perez Marin

The history of Marrakech can not be dissociated from the territory that surrounds it, which moreover must be considered on several levels and scales. Thus geography, geology, hydrology, agriculture, sociology, history ... provide fundamental elements to understand its heritage.

The association LABINA and Marsad Drâa propose Saturday, November the 9th a day of study dedicated to heritage with a visit to Tazghmout, fortification built by the Almoravids in the 12th century to control the passage of caravans from the south through Tichka. With a surface area of 67 hectares it is probably the largest Almoravid fortification in Morocco.

During the visit, we will analyze the landscape and the construction system of the remaining elements (walls, gates, towers ...) and we will propose a series of workshops, to be developed later, with theoretical and practical courses. on this heritage. Workshops will also be held with residents of neighboring villages to raise awareness of the importance of heritage and its conservation.

There will be 20 places for architecture students or young architects. The visit will be supervised by Oussama Moukmir and Carlos Perez Marin.

The venue will be the village of Tamzaghart, between Ait Ourirt and Ourika at 9:30. The participants will have to bring their meals because we will return at the end of the afternoon and they will have to register by sending an email to: