The Rifat Chadirji Prize 2018 Baghdad Design Centre ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Register  September 6, 2019 | Submit September 9, 2019 | Architecture Competitions



The Rifat Chadirji Prize 2018
Baghdad Design Centre



Baghdad is the capital of Iraq with an area of 204.2 square kilometres and a population of 8,765,000 making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab world (after Cairo, Egypt) and the second largest city in Western Asia (after Tehran, Iran).

Baghdad is situated on both sides of the Tigris River. The city is approximately 300 miles from the northern, southern, and western borders of the country. It has a temperature range of 5°C – 15°C in winter and an average of 47°C in summer.  Baghdad is divided into two parts by the Tigris River; the eastern part is called Al-Rusafa and the western part is called Al-Karkh.

The Abbasid Caliphate established their capital in the city of Baghdad in 762CE.  Over the next five centuries, Islamic culture flourished and Baghdad became renowned as a centre of learning and tolerance.  Scholarship was encouraged and scientists, doctors, philosophers and engineers made significant advances in their fields. Art and architecture combined to produce beautiful mosques and palaces.  This period is known as the Golden Age of Islam.



09 / FEBRUARY / 2018 – Official announcement of the competition and Early bird registration.

06 / JUNE / 2018 – Start of the Standard registration.

01 / SEPTEMBER / 2018 – Last week for Registration.

06 / SEPTEMBER / 2018 – Closing date for Registrations.

09 / SEPTEMBER / 2018 – Closing date for Submissions.

NOVEMBER / 2018 – Announcement of Results.

​TBA – Annual Tamayouz Excellence Award Ceremony.

All Deadlines are 11:59 pm GMT (London)



  • 1st Prize: The Rifat Chadirji Statuette (Designed by International artist Dia Azzawi) + $5000
  • 2nd Prize: $1000 + CERTIFICATE + Trip to the 2018 Award Ceremony (Flights and Hotel).
  • 3rd Prize: $1000 + CERTIFICATE + Trip to the 2018 Award Ceremony (Flights and Hotel).






To be announced soon







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