CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN THE CENTER OF AGADIR
Duration of the visit: 2 hours / 8.7 Kms
Due to its reconstruction in the 60s, Agadir conceals many contemporary buildings of high quality. We offer here a tour of the city of Agadir which will allow architecture enthusiasts to return to the history of the reconstruction of Agadir through buildings such as:
- the patio villas by architect Jean-François Zevaco, awarded the Aga Khan Prize in 1980.
- City hall (municipality),
- the Main Post,
- Buildings A and D,
- the Central Market,
- the Administrative Tribunal,
- Souss Al Alima College,
- houses of civil servants (T1 and T2 buildings),
How to get there:
To not forget the city’s rich past, you can start your route at the old Kasbah of Agadir Oufella (30.429581, -9.624212) to reach the new city and the Loubnan mosque (30.423522 , -9.600476). From this mosque, you can make a large south-southwest loop which will allow you to discover the Administrative City, the Wilaya and the Regional Council, the Administrative Tribunal to go to the Central Market (see map).
Always from the Loubnan Mosque, you can make a 2nd north – northwest loop which will allow you to pass in front of the terraced villas and the patioed villas of the Souss Alima college which are also works of Zevaco. Finally, take the Prince Moulay Abdallah avenue (southeast direction from the Loubnan Mosque), to admire the Town Hall square (Municipality) and the Central Post Office which is also a work of Zevaco.
You can continue the avenue along the Wall of Memory and building D on your left and you will arrive at the fire station designed by the same architect (awarded the prestigious Aga Khan prize).
This wave of architectural expression highlights the structure as well as the technical parts of the buildings. The wave takes it name from the raw concrete used in its construction.