Qasr Eth-Thaqapha
Baghdad, Iraq
The restoration of 18th century orphange and school for use as a arts and culture center. Initial work involved study and excavation. Some sections that were fully or partially destroyed were reconstructed, among them the vaults, domes, and buttresses on the ground floor. Other areas were repaired, the details were re-crafted and replaced. The programme required the accommodation of a kitchen and sanitary facilities as well as the addition of new wings to house exhibitions, symposiums, and performances.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Baghdad, Iraq
Associated Names
Events
1980
Variant Names
Qasr Eth-Thaqapha
Building Usages
cultural center
public/cultural
orphanage
social welfare
primary school
educational