- Taghazout, Morocco -
In the past two decades, the number of skateboarders in Morocco has increased significantly, reaching an estimated 5000 today. Despite the lack of proper facilities, skateboarding in Morocco has gained enormous popularity.
In collaboration with the municipality of Taghazout, local skaters and businesses, we developed Taghazout Skatepark, a project to build a 450m² community skatepark at the village municipal sport complex.
An important issue that we seek to address with Taghazout Skatepark is the lack of inclusion of locals in community development projects. In recent years, a rising number of exclusive luxury resorts have been changing the face of the Taghazout Bay area and made land, beaches, and new forms of leisure inaccessible for the locals.
In contrast with recent development projects in the area, Taghazout Skatepark as inclusive community space will be constructed with and for the locals. It will help boost local business and maintain a strong local identity. The skatepark will be accessible to everyone and free of charge loaner equipment will be provided at the skatepark.