A tent for Maghreb
A large tent, moved by the breeze of the sea and echoing the harmonious lines of the hinterland of north Africa. This raises a new ‘place’, a new meeting point between tradition and innovation., capable of triggering opportunities of cultural, economic, and day life development. Set on the seafront close to the airport, this new site of commerce and entertainment can stimulate further tertiaries settlements, commercial and even residential events on the territory.
The long internal shopping arcade, illuminated by the rips in the sail cover, leads to the airport in a ‘gallery of the artisans’ and conclude to the north in a large square which overlooks the Mediterranean, opens to the city and provides the ‘access to public functions that develop on the upper floors, such as the restaurant, the hotel and SPA with swimming pools. The hotel, especially, towering like a lighthouse with its 7 floors, makes itself a iconic sign of recognition of this ‘place’ for the observer from the town or the bypass.
Arch. Massimo Rodighiero and Eng. Giovanni Rodighiero