Sidi Harazem Bath Complex

28.05.19 - An exhibition on the rehabilitation of the Sidi Harazem Bath Complex opens this June in Morocco

An exhibition on the past, present, and future of the Sidi Harazem Thermal Bath Complex, a modern Moroccan masterpiece, opens this June in Morocco. Built in 1960 by Jean-François Zevaco, the complex is now undergoing restoration thanks to Associate Professor Aziza Chaouni, who received a Keeping it Modern grant from The Getty Foundation to revive the historic site.

The exhibition will showcase the conservation plan and collaborative method that will transform the brutalist complex and reveal the architectural, human, and natural richness of the site. It will also display the work of young Moroccan artists involved in the project.

Running until October, the exhibition has been made possible thanks to the Getty Foundation in the United States and the Fondation Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG) Foundation in Morocco. The Getty Foundation’s Keeping It Modern grant was established to support important works of modern architecture around the world.

This past February, Chaouni, together with architect and Professor at Escola da Cidade in São Paul Silvio Oksman, led a workshop at the Sidi Harazem complex.

Seven Daniels Faculty students — Treasure Zhang, Yi Zhang, Saaraa Premji, Ted Francis Marchand, David Alba, Muyao Zhang, and Avery Clarke — have worked with Chaouni as research assistants on this project.

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