Rifat Chadirji (Arabic: رفعت الجادرجي Rifa’a al-Khādarjī, also RomanizedRifa'at Al Chaderchi; December 6, 1926 – April 10, 2020) was an Iraqiarchitect, photographer, author and activist. He was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He was often seen as the father of modern Iraqi architecture. He designed more than 100 buildings across the country. His best known work was the The Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Baghdad.
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↑Hagan, S., Taking Shape: A New Contract Between Architecture and Nature, Routledge, 2007, p. 124