Assemblage Wins Iraqi Parliament Competition

Architects: Assemblage
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Client: Iraqi Government
Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
Iraqi Partner: Al Khan
Engineers: Buro Happold
Design Management: Schumann Smith

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Assemblage has succeeded against a prestigious shortlist – which included Zaha Hadid Architects, Capita Symonds, Fevre Gaucher and ADPI – in an international competition for the new Iraqi parliament complex in Baghdad. The $1Bn USD project challenged contestants to design a new, large scale complex amidst the remnants of a partially built super mosque planned by Saddam Hussein.

The London-based practice will be awarded $250,000 USD and asked to produce a master plan for the surrounding city, as well as additional government buildings, a new hotel and public parks. The anonymous jury plans to exhibit the submitted projects, along with the judging committee’s decision. However, a date has yet to be announced.


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