Ain Al Iraq is a master plan for a New Town development at Mosul in Nineveh Province, northern Iraq. The site is located alongside the N1 highway from Baghdad, on the southwest edge of Mosul, 6km from the Tigris River and the international airport. A major feature of the masterplan is the mapping of the hydrology and the subsequent protection and greening of the wadis that are deeply incised into the topography and connect to the Tigris River to the east. The objective is to create a masterplan that is pedestrian friendly and to foster the sense of community by providing opportunities for encounters on the journey to school, market or to worship.
The master plan accommodates 16,200 dwellings with a mix of detached and terraced housing and medium rise apartments, together with kindergartens, nursery schools, primary, intermediate and secondary schools; and community infrastructure such as markets, shopping centres, post offices, places of worship, police and fire station, and administrative buildings for a projected residential population of approximately 110,000 people.
Project undertaken by Llewelyn-Davies Ltd