Figuig, hotel of the future – 2024

The oasis of Figuig, located in the southeast of Morocco, about 400 km south of the Mediterranean and 7 km from the Algerian town of Beni Ounif, is much more than just a tourist destination. It is a true historical, social, and cultural treasure, steeped in centuries of history and traditions. Despite its geographical isolation, Figuig has managed to preserve its exceptional artistic, architectural, and cultural heritage, which reflects its richness and diversity.

After the successful experience of the DAR AL WAHAT competition in the same city, My African Competition returns in partnership with the Territorial Municipality of Figuig and the School of Architecture of the International University of Rabat (UIR) with this new competition. Under the theme « Figuig: Hotel of the Future, » this ambitious competition aims to encourage the design and construction of a new hotel in the region, not only as accommodation but also as a starting point to discover the city and its unique environment. The main objective is to promote sustainable tourism, valorize the cultural and architectural heritage of Figuig, while improving the socio-economic conditions of the region.

The competition provides an exceptional opportunity for architecture students to showcase their creativity and expertise in a large-scale project. The challenge is to design an innovative hotel that is environmentally friendly and seamlessly integrated into the cultural landscape of Figuig. Participants are invited to propose solutions that highlight the local identity while meeting sustainability and quality standards.

Who can participate?

  1. Young individuals under 35 years old.
  2. Individuals or groups of up to 2 people.
  3. Students from the School of Architecture at UIR.

How to Participate:

The registration form must be sent to the email address:

Once registered, you will receive access to additional documents and materials that can assist you in your work

Once the registration phase is complete, candidates will be invited to submit their projects to the email address

More details:


  • Registration phase: starting from Monday, March 14th
  • Submission phase: before April 30th
  • Announcement of results: May 10th, 2024


1st Prize: 30,000 DH

2nd Prize: 20,000 DH

3rd Prize: 10,000 DH

*Special Mention (without prize): The jury may mention up to 2 interesting projects.

mars 6, 2024