Mar/16
Tarik Oualalou and Linna Choi

Tarik Oualalou and Linna Choi

OUALALOU+CHOI

OUALALOU+CHOI is an architecture firm based in Paris and Casablanca. Questioning the limited scope of the architect’s traditional role, OUALALOU+CHOI has developed its practice upon the theory that architectural strategies should be integrated into a project long beforeand after the conventional intervention of architects. Working closely with clients during site determination, programming, and the economic development of the project, the office engages in the definition of the architectural project from its very inception. OUALALOU+CHOI believes that playing an integral role in the non-architectural aspects of a project results in a stronger design solution.

OUALALOU+CHOI has worked on a vast range of programs and scales encompassing museums, luxury hotels and resorts, social housing, sports complexes, and master plans for both existing and new cities.

The office has won numerous awards, including the “Architecture of Expo 2015” mention award, and the ”Rice Alliance Spotlight Prize 2015“. OUALALOU+CHOI has been named finalist for the 2014 AFEX award, for an outstanding project undertaken by a French architect outside France. In 2012, OUALALOU+CHOI has also won the Young Arab Architects competitionWA Awards and the EMAP Award for emerging architecture. OUALALOU+CHOI’s work has been published internationally and exhibited in Paris, Casablanca, London and Copenhagen.