Ce qui donnerait un cachet ancien aux médinas et aux quartiers "historiques" proches de la médina ou adjacents ce serait des lampadaires / lampes "anciennes" (comme c'est le cas à Rabat par exemple ou à Mkch, ou encore dans les esplanades en face des palais royaux).
C'est mieux que les lampadaires de 20m de haut complètement à la peinture complètement écaillée dans des petites rues.
I agree that they should call experts that already worked on such projects. Your stone suggestion is by far the most good looking and durable option but in most of moroccan medinas, stones (along with red bricks) are used as core material of the walls then an adobe layer is add as cladding. If they use now stone as cladding they will change the original aspect of the walls (they aren't that old, they were built during the 19th century).
I agree. That is what they did probably in most cities and towns of Al Andalus once taken back by Castilla. Whatever the option the walls of Oujda are absolutely not good looking.
I did not know that the walls were so recent? How come?
Because of its geographical position (bordering other nations and empires), Oujda has always struggled to preserve its heritage (that's why it's nicknamed el haira الحايرة). Because of many wars, the medina was demolished and rebuilt many times that's why it has only few old buildings. One of the few remaining ones and the oldest of them is the Marinid mosque (1298) whereas no older heritage is remaining from previous centuries.
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