Tinghir Miner’s Township, Morocco, Africa
 
 
Year1987latitude: 31° 29'
longitude: -5° 31'
Period
Initiator(s)Société Méttallurgique d'Imiter
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Taibi Jaafri
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=1017
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Build to house the mine industry's workers in a corporation with Société Méttallurgique d'IImiter (SMI). Tinghir was already an existing village situated 32 km from the mine itself and the complex has functioned as a catalyst for the surrounding area.
The program includes: 220 miners-flats, 20 bachelors-flats, 41 middle management houses, and 13 executive villas. A Mosque, baths, public facilities, sports, and pools are also part of the complex.
The architecture is cubic, simple and uses the aesthetics of the indigenous earth architecture.
This sort of complex with high standard and hygienic conditions is quite new in the Moroccan urban planning.

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