Rabat – The Ministry of Culture and Communication conducted a complete inventory of buildings and architectural monuments in the commune of Agadir.
The inventory is part of a ministry program dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of historic buildings and sites.
The ministry carried out field investigations, the first of their kind, resulting in the inventory of more than 80 historic buildings, according to the ministry’s statement.
The inventory includes public and private buildings, zaouias, shrines, cinemas, and hospitals. It also lists banking and educational institutions, bridges, and other geologically significant sites.
Several inventory experts, architects, students, and researchers in the field of cultural heritage participated in the inventory.
For the inventory’s successful completion, experts used advanced techniques, including a geographic information system (GIS), aerial images used to create maps and atlases, and a comprehensive database containing building plans and recent photos of each building.
The inventory aims to study and share the heritage components of these buildings so that “all stakeholders take them into consideration in the maintenance and urbanization work.”
The content of the inventory can also serve the implementation of tourist routes, strengthening the attractiveness of the city as well as the sites’ registration files on the national heritage list.”