The Iraqi government has plans to build a new museum in West Baghdad to house works currently in the National Museum. They're reportedly calling on Zaha Hadid to design it. Neither the Iraqi-born architect nor the Ministry will comment on specifics of the museum, but the paper Azzaman reports the museum will be 500,000 square meters, on the site of the former Muthanna military airport.
In other news, an artist creates a map of Brooklyn using the borough's trash, and this inflatable music venue looks like a giant plum. See the headlines after the jump.
• Baghdad beckons Zaha Hadid? | The Art Newspaper
• A Block-By-Block Map Of Brooklyn, Made From Scraps Of Foraged Trash | Co.Design
• World's First Blow-Up Music Venue Looks Like a Giant Plum | Curbed
(Image: via The Art Newspaper)