ASARI African Sustinable Agriculture Research Institute

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Educational
  • Company/Firm
    Agence d'Architecture A. Bechu & Associés
  • Lead Designer
    Anthony Bechu
  • Design Team
    main Architect: Agence d'Architecture A. Bechu & Associés, Associate Architect: Cabinet Fouad Bennou
  • Architect
    Agence d'Architecture A. Bechu & Associés
  • Interior Designer
  • Const. Company
  • Photo Credit
    Fabio Mantovani
  • Location
    Laâyoune, Foum el Oued, Morocco
  • Client
    OCP & Fondation Phosboucraa
  • Project Date
    septembre 2021
  • Project Link

ASARI is a priority project for Morocco. Supported by OCP, it aims to promote the economic and social development of the region. The technopole is made up of various complementary components all dedicated to research: work spaces, laboratories and classrooms. The research centre aims to position itself as a driver of change, proposing a respectful, intelligent and human conception of the site and its surroundings. Our architecture is based on the potential of the site. It harnesses the climate, the winds, the sand and local expertise to achive the best environmental performance possible.

Performances : 80% energy passivity Referenced by CEEBIOS (Ceebios is the study and expertise center dedicated to the deployment of biomimicry in France), BiodiverCity, HQE, BREEAM, LEED
Surface Aera : 5,500 sqm