Program: Office, Mixed-Use, Public
Size: 9000 SQM
The project is locating in a limited lot at the end of an alley in Elahie zones of Tehran, Iran, which is limited to the neighbor buildings. Tehran is a huge, crowded city with massive pollutions. The defined project was about the expansion of parking spots of energy ministry. The north zone of Tehran is calling Shemiranat which were an enormous garden with great weather in many years ago; by the growth of Tehran, land dealers put their hands on these lands. Therefore gardens were ruined one by one, and finally, this area was changed to become the most expensive zone of Tehran. The comfortable residence of Tehran with traveling around the world became interested in constructions with roman and European facades and displayed this style in Elahieh. While this trend of design never has any compatibility with its context, whether regarding culture or environment. The main reason behind of these building with no identity is just economic profit. With all these explanations, the primary challenge in front was how to face this substantial predominant idea that creates space without identity without consideration important parameters of design like climate, culture, context. The functional plan of the project was about designing and expanding the parking water and energy ministry for supporting acquired spaces for users and clients. Therefore, with applying the current model of the design of parking buildings, to conduct the plan of expansion and attempt to connect it to existing structure to the point which was possible for us. To use the maximum area of the lot, the attempt was to use minimum ramps for circulation. Therefore, it is possible to afford a supreme number of parking slots. Upper floors of the building allocate to the seminars and meeting rooms which are linking with present meeting rooms. We were seeking a way of presenting manifest for the future design of the buildings in this area of the city. In this regard, we used the shape of the tree in the structure and crust of the building which would save its connection with the context either physically or functionally. In the facades, the plot of the trees could be seen, any square present the leaves of the trees which all together illustrate a garden; in addition, this building with its specific façade, would inform the designer of this area about the importance of saving natural environment, and designing along with sustainable architecture criteria which all will improve the quality of life in such a big and polluted city like Tehran. A big roof garden was created on the last floor of the building gave the users the chance of spending a relaxing time, and also it made a perfect visual quality with the structure. While the parking spots and seminars rooms were covered in some way with the crust. The interconnection and continuity between interior and exterior of the building gave an excellent characteristic to the building. The building is 9000 square meters and contains none floors.
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