The University consoles the departure of a great figure – architect of Baghdad, Mohammed Makkiya
The death of the architect of Baghdad, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Makkiya
The University consoles the departure of the first architect of Baghdad, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Makkiya, a leading architecture and the founder of modern Baghdadi architecture , who had given Iraq and humanitarian eternal architectural masterpieces, which formed landmarks for the betterment of intellectual creativity for the Iraqi. The presidency of the University of Baghdad has consoled the late Dr. Mohammed Saleh Makiya, founder of the Department of Architecture and a leading engineering thought in Iraq and the Arab world, one of the founders of the Department of Architecture at the college of Engineering, University of Baghdad in 1959, then remained head of the department until 1968. Prof. Dr. Alaa’ Abdul Hussein has expressed his mourning to all members of the university the death of a superstar in the space of architecture, calling Almighty to bestow the deceased a vast rest and let him live in eternal paradises and to inspire the deceased’s family , his colleagues and his lovers patience , stressing that the university has lost a dignified scholar who has long provided great services to Iraq and the world by his architectural achievements that have spread S in all countries of the world. Prof. Dr. Riadh Khalil , the Administrative Assistant of the university president in an interview with Al-Jammiya channel office and the website has considered that the university has lost a great star by the death of the scholar Makkiya, describing that the scholar Makkiya has formed a national and international wealth.
Mohammed Makiya is one of the most famous architectural engineers in the world and Iraq, offices have been held for his foundation concerned with the designs and construction of architecture in many capitals such as London, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He has been honored by many leaders and kings for his leading role in the architecture. The last honor was by the Britain’s Queen , Elizabeth for his creative achievements and leadership of the architecture, and the global media has picked up the death of Makkiya, his family has received many telegrams of condolences from senior political and international figures , the President of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Fouad Ma’soom has expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased , and also the Vice President of the Republic, Mr. Nuri Al-Maliki has expressed his condolences for the departure of the creative artist where Iraq has also lost an international expert who gained world medals. Dr. Mohammed Makkiya was born in Baghdad in 1332 AH / 1914, and had completed his initial study and then had studied architecture at the University of Liverpool in Britain, where he earned bachelor’s degree in 1941, and had received a diploma in civil design from the same university, the doctorate was awarded by 1946 from King College at Cambridge University in Britain, and the subject of his dissertation ((climate Impact in the development of architecture in the Mediterranean region)) and returned to Baghdad in the same year and established “Makkiya partners for architectural Consultation and planning.” Talking about the personality of the scholar Mohammed Makkiya begins and does not end with his unique and timeless achievements of the global movement architecture, not local only , but for more information of the personality of Makkiya can be found on his biography as published by the World Encyclopedia Wikipedia on the Internet.