TEDxBaghdad 2011 - Manhal Al-Habbobi by TEDx Talks   7 years ago

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How can you encapsulate thousands of years of culture and civilization into one design? Manhal Al-Habbobi accomplished this feat and will invoke your senses by taking you on a tour of Iraq's ancient history emblazoned in a work of architectural genius.

Manhal Al-Habbobi is an Iraqi architect who entwines ancient Mesopotamian art with modern concepts of architecture to create stunning designs. His rendering of the General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers in Baghdad was selected among the entries of over thirty world-renowned architects to win the WAN Award (2011). Manhal's ambition is to transcend the consciousness of the observer in an effort to provide an altered state where one can truly listen to his majestic structures and hear the tales of thousands of years of Mesopotamian civilization

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