BMA shortlisted for the Rifat Chadirji Prize 2018

We are excited to have been shortlisted for the 2018 Rifat Chadirji Prize.

The Rifat Chadirji Prize this year asked participants to transform the currently unused site of the Old Governorate Building, Baghdad, into the Baghdad Design Centre whilst integrating the damaged original facades into their ideas for the new building. The facades will be a memorial for an era in Baghdad’s history. The competition welcomed  the participation of 310 firms and individuals from across 54 countries.

The competition is organised by Tamayouz, an excellence awards programme dedicated to supporting aspirational and transformative projects tackling local and global challenges. The Rifat Chadirji Prize is an annual international award that calls for design proposals responding to local challenges in Iraq. Through its various themes, this prize aims to introduce Iraq and its challenges to the world, inviting architects to submit ideas that might address some of the country’s urban problems, whilst establishing an open source of ideas tackling social issues in Iraq through design.

See the shortlist, here.

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