Star architect Zaha Hadid signed an agreement to design the headquarters for the Central Bank of Iraq, at a ceremony in London.
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) will immediately begin the design process to develop a symbol for Iraq, on the shores of the Tigris River in Baghdad.
ZHA will lead the construction team which includes Adams Kara Taylor, Max Fordham, Newtecnic, DEGW, Gross Max, Davis Langdon, Arup, Warringtonfire, Winton Nightingale and A2 Project Managers.
Hadid said: “I am deeply touched that I have been asked to design the new headquarters for the Central Bank of Iraq. I was born in Iraq and I still feel very close to it. I feel very privileged to be working in Iraq on a design of such national importance.”