Ain Zerka Watertank Rehabilitation
Tiznit, Morocco

As part of the rehabilitation of Tiznit and in particular of the médina, the rehabilitation of the natural basin, landscaped in the 16th and 17th centuries, includes a double circuit purifying and oxygenating water basins by a waterfall on one hand, and, on the other, directing water via a long irrigation channel to a pool feeding the surrounding gardens, evoking the original palm grove which today has doubled in size outside the walls. The idea is to give to the most vulnerable a public place of quality without sacrificing its history. This project for the restoration of the water tank has been studied by various educational institutes in Europe and North Africa.


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Location
Tiznit, Morocco
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Events
2014
Dimensions
579 m²
Variant Names
Ain Zerka Watertank Rehabilitation
Building Usages
reservoir
waterworks
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee