Client: Iraqi Government
The Secretariat Building is adjacent to the Presidential Palace alongside the river Tigris. The main body of the building is located in the most focal point on the site, which we determined from a analysis of the existing urban grain. The office space wraps around a central atrium. The central atrium provides a magnificent space uniting all the Directorates. Rising over 12 floors the form of the building is intentionally fluid and sculptural with the outer skin of the structure acting as a solar shade to the internal structure. This outer skin is perforated with a traditional Arabic Iraqi pattern allowing light and air to circulate in and around the building whilst also acting as a solar shade to the externals walls.