Zaha Hadid- Central Bank of Iraq

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On the banks of the Tigris River in Baghdad, is where the towering Central Bank of Iraq will be, designed by Zaha Hadid and her colleagues. The building exemplifies “the core values at the heart of the institution: Solidity, Stability, and Sustainability.” It will stand at 170 m (557.743 ft), with an internal area of 90,000 sq. ft. The tower starts narrow, widens in the middle, and tapers off at the top; all of this increases efficiency. The building has an exoskeleton on its facade that gives the tower its structure. It covers the building at the base, but opens up and lightens as you travel up, to let in natural light and allow panoramic views of Baghdad. Facing the river, the exoskeleton facade peels off to the side to allow for a view of the river all the way up the side of the tower.

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