Olive Press and Cannery
Bouachir, Tunisia
A facility for the processing of canned olives and high-quality olive oil, the project is conceived of as an "archaeological garden" to encourage protection of the nearby historic ruins of the Roman city of Segermès and those of a Byzantine basilica and water reservoir. On the highest part of the 300-hectare site and orchard, the lower floor contains administrative, staff, and laboratory areas as well as visitors’ amenities; the upper floor contains facilities for the processing of canned olives and bottled olive oil; and a cylindrical silo for the storage of olive oil penetrates the two floors.  The concrete-frame structure features hollow concrete-block walls faced on the lower exterior with local stone.  

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Bouachir, Tunisia
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Completed 2016
1'689 m²
Variant Names
Olive Press and Cannery
Building Usages
industrial and agricultural facilites