BAGHDAD DESIGN CENTRE

BAGHDAD, IRAQ

Client : The Rifat Chadirji Prize

Status :  Completed

Service : Design Competition

Description:  

Participants are asked to transform the current unused site of the Old Governorate Building into the Baghdad Design Centre.

The design is a subtle and deeply informed response to the complex parameters of site, including climate, setting, conservation zone, technology, technique, aesthetics and local building typology. 

The vision is to create a small oasis of contemporary architecture within the skin of a colonial governate building that is deeply inspired from the traditional and looks towards a new language for the future.

Central courtyard view

Courtyard view

Gallery view