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Designed by El Kabbaj Kettani Siana Architects, the Laayoune Technology School in Morocco is part of the decentralization policy of universities in different regions of the country. The program includes teaching spaces, library, administrative offices, teacher’s offices and services. The various buildings are fragmented to allow maximum natural ventilation and lighting and are connected by a set of external paths, squares, covered squares, and mineral gardens to create a sense of urbanity. The architectural vocabulary is solid and geometric, playing with the contrast between the ocher exterior and interior light. Different sun protection devices are used: brise-soleil, double skins and protected walkways. The materials used are minimized to emphasize abstraction and coherence of the design while meeting the need for sustainability and easy maintenance.