Location: Karbala, Iraq
Client: Sunshine Construction
Consultants: Al Khan Engineering Consultations

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The hotel is conceived as an articulated wall building which protects a hidden landscape courtyard in the enfolded arm of it's "L" plan. Large lower level storeys house a mixed use of retail, leisure, restaurants, and hotel facilities. Common spaces and circulation is focused at the 'hinge' at upper levels, and individual room entrances are stepped for privacy. Elevations are populated with large-scale lined window frames expressing the individual rooms within; multi-level shaded glazing forms plinth edges below.