National Museum of Archeology and Earth Sciences (MNAST), Rabat, 2015

The circular shape building, draws a covered area, precise, informed and inspired by oasis gardens, and offers the possibility of an exceptional space. A quality public space outside  that welcomes visitors. The circular projection of the big roof provides protection from intense sunlight and create an open air gallery that anticipates the extraordinary exhibition inside. Indoor space is characterized by an exhibition space with differences layers, recalls specific soil geological sections of the territory. At the top, a botanical garden roof create a  fresh and fragrant outdoor space, open to the sky, making the museum deeply related to the park all around. The place will be designed to tell the story of the Moroccan landscape, through interventions able to illustrate environments and images that convey a deep and wonderful didactic message.


Program: National Museum of Archeology and Earth Sciences (MNAST), Rabat, Morocco

Client: Ministry of Culture of Morocco

In partnership with: Ricardo Bak Gordon Arquitectos, Omar Benchekroun, PROAP, Pedro Sousa Arquitectos

Project team: David Vecchi, Sandy Henriques, Emilia Rosmini