‘Perpetual Flow’, Gerada’s first large scale artwork in Morocco, extends over 37,500 square meters – the equivalent to 5 soccer fields – and was created using rakes, stones found at the site and 36 tons of dark gravel from a nearby quarry.
The work was created with the help of local assistants, high-tech geo-location equipment and drones.
Running water flows between the fingers of two huge hands in a “perpetual flow”, symbolizing the success of the amazing project in Ouarzazate that now reuses waste water to create a greenbelt around the city in order to protect it from sandstorms.
Ouarzazate is a city located south of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. It is known as the door to the Sahara and will soon be surrounded by a greenbelt protecting it from sandstorms.
This natural barrier requires innovative irrigation systems that deploy purified wastewater, improving the quality of life for Ouarzazate’s inhabitants who have found new recreational spaces and a reason to protect the local environment and the biodiversity that it contains.
Wasted water is recycled, collected, filtered in reservoirs and then pumped into the greenbelt with the aid of clean power generated by the Noor Ouarzazate solar power plant, the largest in North Africa.