Public Library in Karbala

Karbala, Iraq


Educational Buildings

General Directorate of Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein

$28 Million

19,250 m2



Built-up Area:

The Public Library is located at the intersection of two main roads in Karbala. The project is a 7 storey building with one basement floor. The program includes a large auditorium for 375 people, an exhibition hall, a training and language center, and 3 separate library floors each dedicated for children, for women and for men.

The interplay of the volumes and the facades from  outside reflect  the  division of  the  interior functions of the project. The architectural elements used are all modern, which reflect the new era of technology and make the communal building a landmark.