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Zaha Hadid to Design Parliament Building

By John Lee. Zaha Hadid has reportedly been chosen to design the new £630-million Iraqi Parliament building in Baghdad. According to Architects Journal, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) landed the project despite coming third in a design contest for the prestigious building, which was won by London-based Assemblage. It is understood that the company has been working […]

Confusion Over Design Contract for Iraqi Parliament

By John Lee. Peter Besley, director at London-based architecture practice Assemblage, has told Architects' Journal that despite winning the competition to design the £620-million Iraqi Parliament complex, there was still confusion as to who would actually be awarded the contract. The company feared losing the project to the firm run by Baghdad-born Zaha Hadid; a […]

London-based Assemblage Wins Baghdad Architecture Competition

UN-HABITAT, the United Nation’s agency for human settlement, has created a development competition in association with the Iraq government to help rebuild the country. Winners of the international competition are London-based architectural firm Assemblage, with their design concept that focuses on the creation of a community for 3,000 people, include residential buildings, infrastructure, schools, markets, […]

Zaha Hadid Shortlisted for $1bn Parliament Complex

The Architects' Journal reports that Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been shortlisted to design the new $1 billion parliament complex in Baghdad. ZHA senior architect Mohamed Al-Jubori attended a project briefing in Baghdad last month with Iraqi parliament president Osama al-Nujaifi. Hadid already has the contract for the Iraqi Central Bank building. The practice is […]