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© Fernando Guerra / FG+SG


Project Name: Wifaq Club                     Type of Project: Sports equipment : semi-olympic swimming pool, sports hall, spa, gym, club house             Location: Souissi District, Rabat, Morocco Architects: Groupe3Architectes             Area: 7000m²               Landscape architect: Atelier Bertrand Houin                 Project completion date: 2015  Photographer: Fernando Guerra / FG+SG


Located in the heart of the Souissi district in Rabat, the Wifaq club benefits from a rich landscape heritage.

Upon entering, the visitor finds himself in a particular site, open and wooded, that offers depths of field that provide a sense of well-being, favorable for the practice of outdoor sports. Surrounded by dense and tall windbreak hedges, the site is introverted, protected from its immediate environment.

The landscape framework of the plot, reflecting the agricultural past of the suburbs of Rabat whose traces are still present in the area, is indeed characterized by its tall trees which are typically the orchards’ windbreak hedges. Fruit trees and jacarandas embellish the different playgrounds dedicated to various sports and fit naturally into this composition.

The urban piece hence constituted creates an original universe, protected in its green setting. This coherent set, accompanied by modest in size buildings scattered across the site, was converted and densified to accommodate new features to strengthen and diversify the commercial offer of the club.