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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Morocco 2018
Ecodome Maroc is an enterprise that designs and builds three-dimensional ecological houses in shapes of domes made mainly with compacted soil and ecological materials. The houses are equipped with clean water supply and sustainable energy in the form of photovoltaic solar energy. The round shape of the building is a self-stabilizing mechanism, which makes it resistant to natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and earthquakes.
Building with concrete costs a lot of money and pollutes the environment. These concrete buildings do not fit in natural landscapes and consumes energy to get the internal ambiance and comfort adapted to weather conditions; especially in heating and air-conditioning. In addition, concrete buildings are very limited in shape and they don’t give enough space to innovative conceptions.
Ecodome Maroc uses locally obtained raw materials, such as natural clay made from locally burned limestone and natural plasters, to create flawless surfaces and waterproofs all buildings. Wood and bamboo are also employed in their construction of domes; they are treated in salt water to protect the buildings from insects that feed on wood.
he fact that Ecodome Maroc uses locally found raw materials allows them to save money regarding logistics and acquiring materials. The buildings have a strong fit into natural landscapes because the builders use rammed earth, which make the building an element of the natural landscape that goes in harmony with other elements.