A Rural Agora for Bir Sallah.

Architecture for economic development and the environment

Cultural and Educational Development Center based on social, agricultural, artisanal, and technological innovation. Project design developed on the principle of Hybrid Architecture combining traditional models of construction, local crafts and materials with parametric design and digital manufacturing.
Includes a multiple use Eco Town Housing with ground floor shops and services (R+3), Coffee shop-Restaurant, Traditional Crafts Skills Workshop Guild House (rooftop multipurpose space addition), Eco Home (rooftop addition), public park with outdoor exhibitions including earth and land art exhibitions.

Design Team Philippe Barriere Collective Tn (PB+Co) : Phase 1 : Asma Haddouk, Samir Issad, Kaouther Moussa, Bahroun Khaoula, Abbassi Ibrahim, Mahmoud Abassi. Phase 2 : Yosri Boukadida, Wael Ben Mansour, Camille Vallette Viallard.

Research started with School of Architecture of Laval University (Québec), School of Architecture of The University Ibn Khaldoun, ENIT (Tunis School of Engineers).

Date2014-2015LocationBir Sallah, El Hencha (Sfax), route GP1 Km 214ClientSarah Toumi: Association AJMI TOUMI – ACACIA for All – (Founder); Asma Mansour: Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship (Founder). Luxor Technology & Trade, Tunis, Tunisia.EngineerHatem Jamoussi: Optima Engineers (CEO)Digital ArtistAbderrrahmen EzzineWebAgora.philippebarrierecollective.com