Milad Complex Proposal / ContemporARchitectURban Designers Group

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The young architectural studio, ContemporARchitectURban Designer’s Group, was recently awarded 4th prize in the international competition to design a huge 300,000 square meter complex in . With the Milad telecommunication tower being the tallest tower in , this competition focused on the second phase of Milad complex. The project program includes commercial, office and hotel spaces near the tower. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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The main idea of this proposal is to reduce the height of the complex as it was possible to respect the importance of Milad tower height in the site. In comparison with the other winner proposals, this project has not a high-rise structure with specific identity and form. It was designed as an integrated form. Therefore the pyramid form was selected to eliminate the mental feeling of a high-rise tower. In order to increase natural lights for indoor spaces, it was necessary to create some courtyards in the middle of this huge mass.

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After registering the desired physical program and the mentioned, parametric variations of possible forms were developed and the one which had the best interaction with it’s environment were chosen. Finally an integrated skin coated the whole construction.

Architects: ContemporARchitectURban Designer’s Group
Location: Tehran, Iran
Design Team: Ali Andaji Garmaroodi, Amin Monsefi, Farhad Khandan, Samad Shahidi, Asal Rasouli
Area: 300,000 square meters
Competition Scale: International competition
Competition Date: 2011
Place in the Competition: 4th prize

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Milad Complex Proposal / ContemporARchitectURban Designers Group" 01 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • Ahmad Nemati

    Congratulations guys! this is a gorgeous design.
    Well done.

    • ehsan nikdel

  • vahid torabi

    Hadid Architects won the competition as the 1st prize..

  • vahid torabi

    The first thing that comes to mind is that this proposal want to destroy the Tower Conference Center as it not exists at all..(the rectangular layered building is the tower conference center)

  • bahman no1

    where is iran culture in this project??, I can not see it!!!

  • Cyrus

    Zaha Hadid the first place winner of this competition have the Chrysler logo on top of her buildings.