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Zaha Hadid Architects | CBI Headquarters building

Concept & Competition Zaha Hadid Architects | Central Bank Headquarters

Zaha Hadid Architects | Central Bank HeadquartersZaha Hadid joined H.E. Dr Sinan Al‐Shabibi, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) at a ceremony to sign the agreement between the CBI and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) for the design stages of the new CBI Headquarters building. The ceremony was hosted by H.E. Dr Muhielddin Hussein Abdullah, Charges d’Affaires of the Iraqi Embassy in London.

Zaha Hadid Architects | Central Bank Headquarters

© Luke Hayes | H.E. Dr Sinan Al-Shabibi, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Zaha Hadid, H.E. Dr Muhielddin Hussein Abdullah, Charges d’Affaires of the Iraqi Embassy London

Zaha Hadid Architects | Central Bank Headquarters

© Luke Hayes | H.E. Dr Sinan Al-Shabibi, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Zaha Hadid, H.E. Dr Muhielddin Hussein Abdullah, Charges d’Affaires of the Iraqi Embassy

ZHA have already completed the client’s Brief Development and will immediately commence the design process for the new CBI Headquarters to be built on the shores of the Tigris River in Baghdad. ZHA will lead the international team of specialist consultants including: Adams Kara Taylor, Max Fordham, Newtecnic, DEGW, Gross Max, Davis Langdon, Arup, Warringtonfire, Winton Nightingale and A2 Project Managers.

Zaha Hadid Architects | Central Bank Headquarters

© Luke Hayes | H.E. Dr Sinan Al-Shabibi, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq and Zaha Hadid sign the argreement assisted by Mr Noaman Muna CBI Headquaters Project Manager

Zaha Hadid Architects | Central Bank Headquarters

© Luke Hayes | H.E. Dr Sinan Al-Shabibi, Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq and Zaha Hadid sign the argreement assisted by Mr Noaman Muna CBI Headquaters Project Manager

Dr Sinan Al‐Shabibi said: “The new building shall be a symbol of the Bank’s role in the economic development of Iraq and a reflection of the determination to rebuild the country.” Zaha 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.”

Location: London, UK
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Photos: Luke Hayes
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