We see Al-Adhamiya as a historic neighbourhood that carefully balances between heritage and modernization. It will be a unique quarter that connects a glorious heritage to the needs of a modern Iraqi society and carefully balances between traditional values and contemporary needs. It is this own unique identity that will radiate from the new waterfront along the historic Tigris river, the squares and buildings around Abu Hanifa Square with the holy shrine at its heart.
Al-Adhamiya will be a jewel that is carefully embedded into a network of strong public spaces of which the Tigris waterfront and the Abu Hanifa Square will be the most prominent. The limits of the neighborhood, once barriers, become accessible public spaces of encounter and coexistence, also for the adjoining neighbourhoods and communities. A green network of modern squares and boulevards brings cool and fresh air from the Tigris into the neighborhoods, closely integrates Al-Adhamiya to the river and embeds its cultural jewels such as the Abu Hanifa mosque into spaces accessible for all Baghdadis.
The public spaces and a reorganized road system guide and welcome visitors while protecting the privacy of the existing communities. The existing residential neighborhoods will be gradually repaired without disrupting the existing communities. Proud of its carefully preserved cultural and urban heritage it cautiously integrates modern buildings that are adapted to contemporary needs, serve as landmarks and offer the spaces for a strong economy as well as affordable and well-equipped housing.