Dewan to masterplan new Iraqi university

Samarra,-Iraq

Architecture firm Dewan Architects and Engineers, has been awarded a contract to design a new university in Iraq.

The firm, which has offices across the Middle East including a base in Baghdad, has been appointed a contract to masterplan and design a modern university campus in Samarra, which will have a capacity to house 12,000 students. It will be built across 2.6km2 of land over three phases, with the first set to complete by 2015.

The university will include 18 college buildings for faculties such as Agriculture, Nursing, International Affairs, Law, Media and Fine Arts, Languages, Sports, Computer Sciences, Islamic Studies, and Applied Sciences. It will also contain a headoffice, conference hall, central library, laboratories, student complex and other facilities.

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Samarra, which is 124km north of Baghdad, is considered to be the world’s largest known ancient city.

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