Agdal Project – Process

Agdal Project   ProcessFor the restoration of Agdal in Marrakech, Med-O-Med, whose secretariat will coordinate and direct the works, is appointing a Board with the heads of the institutions collaborating on the project, and a scientific Committee formed by international experts on landscape architecture, botany, agronomy, architecture, archeology and tourism.

Moreover, under the direction of Cherif Abderrahman Jah, President of FUNCI, a multidisciplinary working team, mostly Spanish and Moroccan, has  been formed. It is  coordinated by José Tito and Manuel Casares, botanists and landscape architects from the University of Granada, headed by Carmen Añón, one of the top international figures in the History of the Garden, and composed by Encarna Gutierrez, Secretary General of FUNCI, Imane Thami (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, INRA), Hamid Triki (Historian, Marrakech), Antonio Almagro (Escuela de Estudios Árabes, CSIC), Julio Navarro (LAAC, CSIC), Mónica Luengo (International Council on Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS), María Jesús Viguera (University Complutense of Madrid) and Faisal Cherradi (Specialist on cultural heritage, Rabat).

The first phase of the work, which has already begun, will consist in the collection of the maximum historical documentation of this space, as well as the collection and production of maps and leveling. After that, a series of archaeological trial prospections, an estimation of the state of plantations and various inventories will be made before starting the project and the restoration work.

In a second phase, a project for tourist use and management of this invaluable Centennial Garden will be developed.

Agdal project – Photographs

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