Dutch architects TomDavid have designed an interesting covered market for Casablanca - the design team comprised Tom Van Odijk, Alexine Sammut and David Baars
"The curved concrete forms of the design are both a tribute to modern Casablanca architecture from the 50s as an endorsement of the beauty of the female form, as a nod to the dominant male culture on the street." - The design team
At first glance the design appears to be simply mushroom shaped sunshades. However, it is far more than that. The design of the upper structure allows for the harvesting of rain, and transforming the panels into a water feature. There is no mention of alternate water sources if their is no rainfall. When rain does fall it will act as a coolant, evaporating from the concrete and so lowering the market's temperature, while also flowing into a tank that feeds standpipes within the market. Meanwhile, below street level, the market's waste is also gathered and recycled, keeping refuse and smells away from fresh goods.