Topic: Iraq

Pioneer of modernist architecture in Iraq, Hisham Munir looks back on a lifetime of landmark projects

Born to an influential family in February of 1930 in Khudhar Al Yas, Baghdad, Iraqi architect and academic Hisham Munir has long been considered a leader of modernist architecture in Iraq. With more than 100 buildings developed during a 41-year career – cut … More

Tamayouz Excellence Award announces the winners of its Mosul housing competition

The Tamayouz Excellence Award, an independent initiative established in 2012 by architect and academic Ahmed Al-Mallak to encourage and promote architecture across Iraq, has recently announced the winning proposals for its Rifat Chadirji Prize for Architecture. Named after prolific Iraqi architect and theorist … More

#Archifocus: Rifat Chadirji buildings in Iraq

“Rifat Chadirji is one of the most prominent architects in the Arab world,” wrote Beirut-based author and researcher Caecilia Pieri in 2013. “During the 1970s, Chadirji was jailed for 20 months in the Abu Ghraib prison, [but he was] eventually released by Saddam … More

Tamayouz launches The Rifat Chadirji Prize for Architecture with Mosul Housing Project

The Tamayouz Excellence Award, an independent initiative established in 2012 to encourage and promote architecture across Iraq, has recently announced The Rifat Chadirji Prize for Architecture, with this year’s inaugural theme being ‘Rebuilding the Liberated Areas: Mosul’s Housing’. Named after prolific Iraqi architect … More