Supporting a visionary project in Baghdad

28 January 2019

Lafarge Iraq is proud to supply approximately 150,000 m³ of specialized concretes to the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). The CBI is a four-year project that will be 172m high and is one of the last designs from world-renowned Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

 

Construction on the new CBI is already underway and Lafarge Iraq is the exclusive concrete supplier for the project.

“The project not only reflects visionary architecture,” says Khaled El Dokani, country CEO of Lafarge Iraq, “but also a very high level of concrete engineering. We are proud and confident to take this on thanks to our world-class standards and innovative, ultra-high performance concrete products.”

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Photo credits: www.zaha-hadid.com

 

In addition to the different high-performance concretes already supplied by Lafarge Iraq, Ductal® is also being considered for the construction of this iconic design. Ductal® is a high-tech construction material with superior ductility, longevity, eco-efficiency, insulation, aesthetics and resistance to compression.

Lafarge Iraq is becoming the preferred partner for important large-scale infrastructure projects. "The new CBI is just one of the large-scale projects that Lafarge Iraq is involved in,” said Mr. Dokani. “We are also the exclusive concrete partner for the Karbala Refinery project, Khabat power plant in Erbil, and several building and infrastructure projects throughout the country,"

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Photo credits: www.zaha-hadid.com

 

 

“The project not only reflects visionary architecture, but also a very high level of concrete engineering."

Khaled El Dokani
Country CEO of Lafarge Iraq
 

Photo credits: www.zaha-hadid.com

 

Photo credits: www.zaha-hadid.com

 

Photo credits: www.zaha-hadid.com

 

Photo credits: www.zaha-hadid.com

 

Photo credits: www.zaha-hadid.com

 

Photo credits: www.zaha-hadid.com