The Master Thesis titled "Water Towers and 500 Homes" sets the completion of Tanger-Med Port's construction plan, a port complex located in front of Gibraltar and along the Northern coast of Morocco. The proposal sits on a waste void generated after land clearing works, which took part of the land gain strategy in the Port's construction. The landscape embraces a steep topography with landslide and torrential downpour hazards. Consequently rainfall control is specially taken into account to make the site appropriate for building. Besides, the project traces a convenient road which connects conveniently to the port.
The project also requires a limited area for the homes. Thus, those areas that are needed for urban use are removed from the total: steep slopes, saturated water grounds and natural torrential flows, facilities layout and roads.
Each square lot includes a maximum density for three homes.
WHICH IS THE RAINFALL RATE IN TANGIER-MED?
Morocco is currently struggling on the necessity of water and lesser resources available as well. The activities being developed in the country such as industrial development, touristic expansionism and population increase demand high amounts of water. Climatic conditions and spoiling water resources make offer scarce, though.
The Average Annual Rainfall in Morocco is 1.000 millimetres at the country's Northern Mountains but less than 300 millimetres in the Moulouya, Tensift and Souss- Massa basins, Southern Atlas Mountains and the Sub-Saharan area, which are 85% of the total area of the country. Besides, annual raining days vary from 30 days in South Morocco to 70 days in North Morocco. In Tanger-Med the Average Annual Rainfall is 750 millimetres.