Interpretive center

The project significance:

 

  • The first interpretative center of an archeological site in Morocco.
  • It covers more than 1300 m² of display area.
  • It belongs to an architectural complex constructed at the site entrance, about 200m length in order to get the management needs, reception and the interpretation.
  • It was constructed of the edge of a valley at the site entrance within a green area covered with trees, and 8 meters under the ground level.
  • For a better visual and an optimal integration with the environmental surrounding, the buildings’ walls were cladded by wooden panels.
  • It displays a number of distinctive archeological artificats discovered in the site, and a set of original and archival documents.
  • It includes a variety of dynamic tools for exhibition and interpretation (audio – visuals, photographs, maps and written explanations…).

The project goals:

  • Bring to light and valorize the archeological site of Volubilis: Its civilization, history, economic and urban aspects, along with its culture and religious beliefs.
  • Encourage to visit the Archeological site.
  • Increase the visitor’s number and improve the economic incomes through new exhibitions and relevant information.
  • Sensitize visitors to protect and preserve their heritage.

 

Space of exhibition

  • Introductory exhibition space along the lower passage (between the entrance and the ruins of the site).
  • An immersion space (lower room housing the introductory passage).
  • Space to deepen your visit (the upper glass room).