Linna Choi and Tarik Oualalou are architects and partners of the office OUALALOU+CHOI, based in Paris and Casablanca. OUALALOU+CHOI has worked on a wide range of programs and scales encompassing museums, hotels and resorts, social housing, sports complexes, and master plans for both existing and new cities. The office curated the first Pavilion of Morocco for the 2014 Venice Biennale, designed the Moroccan pavilion for the 2015 World Exposition in Milan, and were the architects and master planners for the United Nations Climate Conference COP 22 in Marrakech.
The office has won numerous awards, including the Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Prize 2015 and Architecture of Expo 2015. OUALALOU+CHOI was a finalist for the BSI Swiss Architectural Award and the 2014 AFEX award, awarded for an outstanding project undertaken by a French architect outside France. In 2012, the office won the Young Arab Architects competition, WA Awards, and the EMAP Award for emerging architecture. OUALALOU+CHOI’s work has been exhibited in Paris, London, Venice, Copenhagen, and Casablanca. Recent publications include FLIJ (AAM Editions), Fundamental(ism)s (AAM Editions), and Territories of Disobedience (Actar Publishers).