The proposal for a residential complex in Baghdad, which was submitted to the Ministry of Transportation in Iraq, aimed to accommodate as many households as possible on a limited site while enhancing resident safety and promoting community. The spatial configuration of traditional housing complexes in the Middle East was applied to secure a wide common open space despite the high density. To address the hot climate and save energy, the air conditioning system for indoor common spaces such as corridors was designed with the concept of a Wind-tower, a natural ventilation system used in traditional buildings in the Middle East based on the Bernoulli Effect. Additionally, solar panels were installed on the roof to generate electricity.
Name: Residential Development in Baghdad
Land Area: 150,000m2
Number of Households: 2226
Main Material: Precast Concrete Panel
Location: Baghdad, IRAQ
Architecture: EDI inc.
Client: KPM Corp.