Cultural Preservation

ACF believes that a community’s culture and heritage is a non-renewable resource and that its preservation is vital to sustainability. ACF shares knowledge and skills necessary to create sustainable communities. All architectural restoration work is done by locals, is to the standard of the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, and utilizes traditional tools, techniques and materials.

Goals and Objectives
  • Promote Appreciation of Cultural Diversity
  • Recognize Culture’s Contribution to Sustainable Development
  • Safeguard Cultural, Built and Natural Heritage
  • Sustainable Community Planning and Community Revitalization
  • Preserve Traditional Skills and Techniques
  • Sustainable and Resilient Buildings
  • Promote Use of Local Materials        
  • Indigenous Language Preservation
Projects
Highlighted Project – Igherm Architectural Restorations

This project has succeeded in:

  • restoration of six historic structures
  • training local craftsmen in traditional construction materials and techniques
  • supporting sustainable cultural and eco tourism
  • education of the importance of cultural preservation
  • documentation of historic village center and revitalization planning

Ait Ben Hamd Igherm – Communal Fortified Granary
Original Construction Date: 17th Century
Restoration Dates: 2007 – 2010


Ait Sidi Mouh Igherm – Saint’s House
Original Construction Date: 18th Century
Restoration Dates: 2011


Ait Ben Mouh – Communal Fortified Granary
Original Construction Date: 17th Century
Restoration Dates: 2013 – 2015


Ait Ookdim Igherm – Saint’s House
Original Construction Date: 19th Century
Restoration Dates: 2014 – 2015


Ait U Amahdar Igherm – Saint’s House
Original Construction Date: 17th Century
Restoration Dates: 2015 – 2017


Ait Sidi Moulay Igherm – Saint’s House
Original Construction Date: 15th Century
Restoration Dates: 2016 – 2019
Exterior restoration funded by Mr. Robert Eckerlin.