A team including consulting engineer Buro Happold has won a competition to design a government district in Tripoli, the capital of Libya.

The scheme, called Tripoli Greens, was designed by German architect Léon Wohlhage Wernik. Unsuccessful bids were submitted by Zaha Hadid among others. It is located on a 230ha site and will include a People’s Congress Palace, ministries, the official residence of the prime minister and a 140m five-star hotel and conference centre. The design brief required a scheme that represented both modern and traditional Libya.