ARRIVAL CITY: FES EL BALI
The term migrant has dehumanised the act of improving one’s life, this project aims to celebrate it. Europe’s anti
migrant agenda led me to Morocco, the point of departure from Africa for some West African migrants but increasingly also a final destination. A phased approach exhibited the social mobility of a migrant community. Beginning with work/ live units serving the food of West Africa. The project allows for changes in profession, increasing family size and the support of a larger migrant community through further work/ live units and public outdoor spaces. Through a self build framework the building itself becomes a manifestation of the human endeavour often demonised as economic migration.
The project firmly roots itself in its Moroccan context through local and found material use and a reinterpretation of traditional courtyard typology.