'Saddam Hussein Gymnasium' by Le Corbusier

'Saddam Hussein Gymnasium' by Le Corbusier


Baghdad, Iraq (IQ)
Saddam Hussein Gymnasium is a sports complex in Baghdad, Iraq adjacent to the Al-Shaab Stadium. Designed by Le Corbusier under the commission of King Faisal II in 1956 for potential use in the 1960 Summer Olympics. After Faisal II was overthrown in a military coup in 1958 the project was abandoned.

Saddam Hussein's revolutionary government revived the project by building an indoor 3,000 seat stadium and an adjacent, open-air amphitheater linked by an enormous sliding door which, when opened, integrates the two stadia.
Saddam Hussein Gymnasium is a sports complex in Baghdad, Iraq adjacent to the Al-Shaab Stadium. Designed by Le Corbusier under the commission of King Faisal II in 1956 for potential use in the 1960 Summer Olympics. After Faisal II was overthrown in a military coup in 1958 the project was abandoned.

Saddam Hussein's revolutionary government revived the project by building an indoor 3,000 seat stadium and an adjacent, open-air amphitheater linked by an enormous sliding door which, when opened, integrates the two stadia.
View in Google Earth Sports - Misc, Famous Architects
Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: kkeps

Advertisement

Comments

Policies
Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload

Advertisement