Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown, Project for the Competition for a National Mosque of Baghdad, 1982, Baghdad, Iraq. Click the image above to view additional image from City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982.
Related Exhibition: In addition to the Baghdad exhibition the Center for Architecture is simultaneously showcasing current work in the greater Middle East. On view through June 23, CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present, strikes a hopeful note on the Center’s lower level, with glossy, futuristic renderings and photographs. The Center held an open call for built and unbuilt work in the Middle East from the last decade and the resulting 123 projects—designed for roughly 20 Mid-East countries—are meant to be a snapshot of what’s happening now, from Richard Meier’s Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv to James Carpenter's Israel Museum in Jerusalem to 360 Architecture’s Basrah Sport City in Iraq, both slated for completion in 2013.
Click the image above to view additional images from CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East.