governmental Building for Council of Ministers
client name: Iraqi Council of Ministers
bldg. area: 178,000 m²
location: Baghdad - Iraq (The Green Zone)
cost: ~ $ 240 million
start date: 2012
services: Full Design Consultancy

An Award winning Design that tells the revival story of Mesopotamia, through the winning design of a prestigious artchitectural competition, to design the new compound for the General Secretariat to the Council of Ministers in Baghdad, Zaha Hadid and more than 30 other international architects participated in this competiton, won by CAP.

Project Brief:

The project site is located at Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.  The Project “Building for Council of Ministers” shall be the new headquarter of the Iraqi Government. CAP won the design of this iconic Project among many international competing companies.

Allocated area for the Project:

The Estimated total Built-up Area for the Project is around 178,000m2.

Project Components:

The Project consists of the following:
• Two Basements Levels with parking facility for 1000 cars,
• Podium comprising Ground, One, Two and Three Levels,
• 12 Floors Tower above the Podium.

The Project components consist of mainly three parts:
• VIP Zone which makes up the Prime Minister’s Office, the Secretary General for the Council of Minster’s Office, Multipurpose hall with a capacity for 1000 people, Meeting rooms for the Press, Ceremonial Halls and Offices for 10 Ministers.
• Departments for the Council of Ministers will include the Entrance Area with Reception, Security, meeting space, Main Departments of Coordination, Legal, Committees offices, Council Affairs, Safe & Budget, Experts & Consultants, General Policies; Supporting Departments of Administration, Financial and Public Affairs; Service Departments of Properties, Safety & Security and Maintenance offices and other functions like transportation, training halls, health center, cafeteria etc.
• Ancillary Buildings will include the buildings for the General Storage, Kitchen & Kitchen storage, Utility Services, and External Services i.e. Plant Room/Chiller Room, Water Softener, Sewage Treatment Plant, Fuel Station, Car workshop and Parking area etc.