British Firm Redesigns Iraq Holy City

7 September 2007 (Last Updated September 7th, 2007 11:28)

British architect firm Llewellyn Davies Yeang and engineer Paul Frischmann will help create a masterplan for the war-torn holy city of Najaf in Iraq, in what will be the largest role Britain has played in the nation's redevelopment. Working with local consultants, the firms will devise

British architect firm Llewellyn Davies Yeang and engineer Paul Frischmann will help create a masterplan for the war-torn holy city of Najaf in Iraq, in what will be the largest role Britain has played in the nation's redevelopment.

Working with local consultants, the firms will devise a comprehensive plan for the entire urban area and design in accordance with predicted urban growth and development areas.

They will also work to highlight the religious importance of the area – enhancing the holy Muslim shrine in the city, showing consideration for the millions of pilgrams that visit each year.

A careful study will also be undertaken to set up a GIS data system for the area while new digital mapping will help with ongoing management of town planning and development.

Reported by staff writer