Low Cost Housing in Basrah

Basrah, Iraq



General Directorate of Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein

$625 Million

1,250,000 m2

Plot Area:

The master plan is based on an orthogonal grid broken by two diverging axes to create flow and movement. The central block is offset to create a break in the high traffic avenues and to frame  the central high activity district.  
The two central spines form large avenues, and give the  overall setting for the subdivision of the parcels, turning  each parcel into a neighborhood unit.

The neighborhoods are of different sizes and each neighborhood functions as a small village.

The master plan is divided into 9 zonings, which include: Housing, Retail/Commercial, Governmental Buildings and Services, Religious and Cultural Buildings, Offices, Schools, Recreational Services and Infrastructure.