The first gate is located in Baghdad, which is the most important city and the capital of Iraq. Baghdad was founded by the Abbasid caliph al- Mansur in 762. According to historical accounts al- Mansur built a round city with four gates and a palace and mosque at the center.
The main design concept of this gate was inspired from the soared of Al Imam Ali: we took the outlines and transformed them to form the basic shape of the gate. We also added metal tight to add a third dimension to the construction and the gate elevations.
AL NAJAF GATE
This gate is located in Al Najaf which is one of the important cities in the middle part of Iraq. The city is now an important center for pilgrimage from throughout the Islamic world. With more than 15 large libraries, and more than 40 religious schools, Najaf could be considered as one of the important Islamic theological centers which made it legitimate to be the capital of Islamic culture for the year 2012.
The main design concept of this gate was taken from the dome of the Holy Shrine of Al Imam Ali and transforms it into three big main arcs, the first one symbolizes the shrine, and the others symbolize al imam Husain and Al Abbas. These arcs move and their movement refer to key events in the lives of each one of them. There are twelve stone sculptures distributed along the two sides of the gate, these sculptures symbolize the twelve caliphs.
AL HILLA GATE
This gate is located in al Hilla which is a city in central Iraq on the Hilla branch of the Euphrates River. It is situated in a predominantly agricultural region which is extensively irrigated with water provided by the Hilla canal, and it’s one of the most important cities in al Iraq.
The main concept was inspired from the palm trees which exist abundantly in the city. So we took the shape of the palm leaf and the pattern found on the palm trunk to form the main construction of the gate.