Souk Al Ghadir, Souk for Women

Karbala, Iraq




Built-up Area:

Commercial Buildings

General Directorate of Holy Shrine of Imam Hussein

$1.25 Million

2,700 m2

The Souk Al Ghadir, located in Karbala, is composed of a ground floor and 2 upper floors. The  project is a pure volume with an introverted design where all the articulations take place from inside.

The linear design of the souk is adopted from the site, which is long and narrow, and it reminisces the typical traditional configuration of souks having one long venue broken into small public squares, with focal points of interest along the way.

The treatment of the interior facades, the details, the arches and the use of the  musharabiyyah type balustrades are inspired from traditional Islamic architecture.