Located west of the ryad, Zevaco conceived of a series of boarding houses for families in order to account for national tourists vacationing at Sidi Harazem. Local architect Rbati Faraoui led the design development and execution for this portion of the site. The first typology (thirty-three units) consists of two rooms, a kitchenette, a washroom, and a personal patio. The second typology (ten units) includes three rooms, a kitchenette, and washroom. The third (twenty-eight units) consists of bachelor apartments with their own sanitary blocks and personal patio. The spaces between units were shaded with wooden canopies covered in bougainvillea, bordered by seguias which lead to small squares akin to traditional Moroccan medinas.


The 71 bungalows have been closed since 2003. Left unused, vegetation has taken over, with plants growing in the patios of the bungalows and in the public plazas.
Roots of fig trees have started to lift the concrete floor paving and crack it. The water canals that line all of the circulation, and which doubles as rain water drainage, are today void of water since the orginal pump system is not functioning.
The original furniture inside the bungalows were removed, only few original chairs and table in wood can be found today.


In 2017 ACP received support from the Getty Foundation to create a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Complex, transforming its abandoned buildings into pedagogical and cultural spaces. Using a participatory design approach that brings various stakeholders and the local community into the design process, a new phased masterplan for Sidi Harazem was developed.  Phase one of the rehabilitation is currently underway: an adaptive reuse approach that will transform the market and hotel into cultural spaces for locals and visitors alike.

Watch the Thermal Station transform below, from its current condition to Aziza Chaouni Projects’ new masterplan!

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