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 Tehran. With the Milad telecommunication tower being the tallest tower in Iran, 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.
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.
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