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Talented Iraqi Architect Manhal Al-Habbobi  منهل الحبوبي talks about his journey for the design of the New Iraqi Council of Ministers Building which he won the competition to build. A very moving speech about his vision and inspiration by the heritage, continuity, and infinity of the Mesopotamian civilization which enabled him to find the right symbols for his architectural design. TEDxBaghdad seems to have had some good speakers. Looking forward for more!

The TEDxbaghdad caption for the video: How can you encapsulate thousands of years of culture and civilization into one design? Manhal Al-Habbobi accomplished this feat and will invoke your senses by taking you on a tour of Iraq’s ancient history emblazoned in a work of architectural genius.

كيف يمكنك أن تختصر أكثر من عشرة آلاف سنة من الحضارة في مشروع واحد؟

كيف يمكن لمشروع واحد أن ينقل قصة شعبٍ عظيم كشعب العراق بأمانة؟

الجواب في التصميم الفائز في المسابقة المعمارية المرموقة لتصميم المجمع الجديد للأمانة العامة لمجلس الوزراء في بغداد، التي

شاركت بها زها حديد؛ ابنة العراق، وأكثر من 30 معمارياً عالمياً، وفاز بها المعماري العراقي منهل الحبوبي

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The destruction of Iraq’s Islamic and Mesopotamian architectural heritage throughout the past 100 years documented in photos by Ihsan Fathi إحسان فتحي and the need to preserve what’s left.

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Yahay AlAbdeli - My Inspiration for TEDx Baghdad