The aim of this project is to revitalize Place Lalla Yeddouna, a public square and surrounding buildings at the central crossroads in the Medina of Fez. The redevelopment of Place Lalla Yeddouna is inspired by the character of the city, its network of narrow streets and squares.
The new master plan responds to the river, improving its relationship to existing and new buildings and the square through improved accessibility, active frontages and promoting pedestrian movement. The design proposal had to include renovation, reuse and the demolition of buildings in bad conditions and the addition of new masses as well as tackling the issue of the abandoned river.
The idea of the new madina included removing the brass craftsmanship outside the center of the city. The Hotel is to light the city as one of its old lanterns made by skilled craftsmen emphasizing the presence of the absent.