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Khan Basha Building
Location
Baghdad
Country
Iraq

Architect/Engineer/Team
Abdallah Ihsan Kamil

Construction
1955

Address
Souk Al Serail, Samouel Street

Project Status
Built
Building Type
Apartment building

Notes
The building is a winning entry of a competition launched in 1956. It consists of two main blocks. The first block—that is close to the street—contains eight floors of administrative offices including the basement while the rear block includes a bank and office floors above. The two blocks are connected at different levels. 
The southern street façade is given a recurrent pattern of concrete musharabiya broken by extruded balconies  at different intervals. 
 
Sources

Sultany, Khaled. Modern Architecture in Baghdad, Founding Years. Dar Al-Adib Press, 2014. p. 187.
 

Caecilia Pieri

Huweish

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