Agadir is very different from any other city in Morocco. Built next to a tragedy the earthquake of 1961 that killed 15,000 it exhibits a totally different city culture and architecture from the rest of the country.
Agadir was, and continued to be a favourite tourist destination. So it is no wonder that it was the needs of tourists which more than any other thing made the street wide and straight, houses low and minimalistic and which placed hotels between the city and the beach.
Some people hate Agadir because there is very little that happens automatically here, while others find it all very attractive. One thing is definatly true: for every year that pass, streets become more and more lively, and more and more Moroccan elements move in where minimalist white houses before have dominated.