Al Karkh Sports Complex

Baghdad, Iraq
The iconic design of the Al Karkh Sports Club in Baghdad is strongly influenced by two major aspects. First, the dynamic and energetic nature of sports in general. Second, the site's location at the intersection of two prominent streets (Al Zawraa and Al Mansur). The result is both inspiring and imaginative – creating a new and unforgettable landmark for the city.

In addition to the main stadium, the project's core components include an indoor sports hall, shopping mall and hotel, administration offices and basement car parking. The entrance is designed to express a bold statement of purpose – creating a powerful focal point for visitors and enabling them to enjoy a clear sense of orientation.

The Club's signature colours (yellow and red) symbolise the intensity and passion of the sporting activities that it hosts – and the people that it brings together. Contemporary architecture and design language reinforce this energy to create a stimulating new building for modern Baghdad.
  • Type: Mixed-use
  • Location: Baghdad, Iraq
  • Client: ASK Group
  • Built-up area: 140,846 sqm