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Le Maroc Contemporain


15.10.2014 - 25.01.2015
Institut du Monde. Paris. France

The MACAAL, Contemporary African Art Museum in Al Maaden, Marrakech, 
a project of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, has been presented at the Institut 
du Monde Arab in Paris.
The MACAAL, promoted by the Fondation Alliances will be a centre dedicated to the 
dissemination and exhibition of the multiplicity of contemporary artistic expressions in the 
African continent. The Museum will be built in Marrakech, near the Al Maaden Sculpture 
Park and responds to a program with an area of 7,700 m2 that includes exhibition 
spaces, conference rooms, documentation centre and public areas. 
The project developed by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, in collaboration with Omar 
Alaoui Architectes, is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Moroccan 
architecture, generated by the addition of four independent volumes, expressing the 
contrast between the brightness of the interior spaces and the opacity of the massive 
outer walls of rammed earth concrete. 
The public presentation of the project took place on October 15, 2014 at the Institut du 
Monde Arab in Paris on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Le Maroc Contemporain"