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The Prime Minister Office Building, Damascus
Location
Damascus
Country
Syria

Architect/Engineer/Team
Bassem Barghouthy

Construction
2007

Address
Fayez Mansour Street

Project Status
Built
Building Type
Public building

Notes
Barghouthy won the first prize of the competition that was held for this project. He worked on modern fa├žades on the outside but a traditional treatment of the inside, using the arcades, ornaments, moucharabiyah elements, polychromatic stone cladding (ablaq), etc. The different functions of the building are grouped around interior courtyards.
Sources

Building Culture in Syria, ch. 4 p. 10

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General view of the building
Source: Building Culture in Syria
View of the interior courtyard
Source: Building Culture in Syria
Plan
Source: Building Culture in Syria
Interior view
Source: Building Culture in Syria