Skiing in berber country.
The Oukaimeden Resort village is situated in a snow capped area in the Atlas Mountains outside of Marrakech. The terrain is the highest skiable mountain in Northern Africa. Special GIS mapping helped determine suitable ski-run design while allowing for snow-melt collection ponds for community use.
The base village concept was developed following a thorough analysis of the existing site conditions and an analysis of the program requirements for the site. The proposed village is densely developed in keeping with the character of a Medina. Additionally, the hillside housing recalls the character of the surrounding 800-2,000 year old functioning Berber homes. In addition to improving the skiing conditions, the proposed development adds additional activities to extend the use of the resort year-round. These include golf, hiking, biking and resort spas.