News: the architect behind the competition-winning design for a new parliament in Baghdad has spoken out against "fashionable icon building" amid rumours that the Iraqi authorities are in discussions with Zaha Hadid, whose own design was placed third. More
Dezeen Wire: a gymnasium in Baghdad that was designed by Le Corbusier in 1957 is to be restored - Yahoo! News
Completed in 1965 under Saddam Hussein, years after the iconic architect's death, the Baghdad Gymnasium has fallen into disrepair following its occupation by American soldiers.