Architects Head For War-torn Countries

By Elizabeth Hopkirk, Building Design
December 21, 2012

The world’s biggest practices are turning to war-torn countries including Iraq and Libya to boost flagging workloads elsewhere, according to this year’s WA100 survey which is published today. In Iraq alone there are projects in the pipeline worth billions of dollars, including a $1 billion tourist city in the eastern city of Kut. Architects polled for BD’s survey of the world’s 100 biggest practices identified Iraq as one of the five countries with the biggest potential for growth. More …