Hamma Government Complex(1984)

Algiers, Algeria
Government of Algeria

Governmental and Public
Congressional Hall


The Hamma Government Complex was a colonial vision for Algiers following the spirit of Haussmann's Paris. The project included new buildings for the Assemblée Populaire, the Palais des Congrès, an imposing square, the National Library, and a hotel. The Hamma site sits in a privileged location due to its accessibility to transportation arteries, railroads, and future subways. The monumental group of government buildings terminate the capital's axis on a 10 hectare site. It is entered through a 12 storey triumphal arch building housing the Assemblée and the Congrès. Leading into the main square, the hotel and the library are connected to a botanical garden beyond.

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