KEEPING IT MODERN – ZEVACO’S SIDI HARAZEM

KEEPING IT MODERN

Fez, Morocco

Nestled in a Moroccan oasis where ancient mineral springs have drawn visitors for centuries, the Sidi Harazem Thermal Bath Complex designed by Jean-François Zevaco in 1960 showcases a marriage of nature, public space, and modern architecture. Built four years after Moroccan independence, the complex is the ambitious statement of a new nation determined to create modern and forward-thinking gathering places for its citizens.


Sidi Harazem is the first North African project to receive the Keeping it Modern Fund from the Getty Foundation. Initiated and led by Aziza Chaouni, the project seeks to create a conservation plan to preserve the complex’s architectural significance while reimagining the location as a dynamic tourist center.