The Hospitality Division of HKS has unveiled its concepts for Fairmont Taghazout Bay, bringing a new contemporary architectural expression to this region of Morocco.
Ideally situated on a 180,000 square metre swathe of pristine beachfront along the Atlantic coast, the Fairmont will be part of the 615 hectare Taghazout Bay seaside resort, slated to open in the first quarter of 2019.
HKS’ design tells a story about the transient nature of the site, from the time-honoured farming and weaving communities of the Imazighen, also known as Berbers, who were the first known inhabitants of northwest Africa, to the modern-day ‘Agadirens’ seeking leisure and relaxation.
The semi-nomadic Imazighen, which translates as ‘free people’, would seek shelter and water amongst the rugged natural surrounds according to the change in seasons, whereas today, holidaymakers desire the solitude and thrill of surfing the waves year-round.
“Our aim has been to create a destination that speaks of times gone by, buildings that become elegantly wrapped pieces of history which linger in the mind,” says Alejandra de Cordoba Estepa, Associate at HKS. explains.