Location: Baghdad, Irak
Client: Government of Iraq
The fundamental reference point for the State Mosque is, without doubt, Samarra, an example which RBTA choose as the basic model and source of inspiration. By enhancing this beautiful archetype, the team interpreted the principles governing its construction, updating dimensions, techniques and materials. From the technological standpoint there was nothing preventing the introduction of new forms of expression, which were re-interpreted on the basis of history. The team considered, in addition to this concept, the historical social reality in which it was inscribed.
The architectonic reference adopted here, shows a prayer room which is a great hypostyle hall, this defining a...