Focusing on local architecture, the proposal for the Mosque (Amir Al- Momenin) by CAAT Architecture Studio detaches from everyday life and the approach to worship space in accessing the building. The integrated entity of the proposal plays its role as a religious and cultural center in the region scale while communicating with the environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.
In questing the context of the project in Tehran, the project unveiled one of the basic aspects of Iranian architecture as “hierarchy” quality of space organization. This way of layering spaces that makes sequences of conquering the space can be traced in different older buildings, especially in religious buildings. In accordance to the contemporary metropolitan urban block with a dense building blocks where the mosque located in, and the region that mosque works within, guided the design team to a new perspective that shaped the proposal in relevance to traditional and modern life style.
Inside the limitation of site borders and neighbors, formation of the mosque in regard to the function requisites of this type of building like praying hall and lateral activities, separated access and spaces for men and women etc. beside the local architecture of north of Tehran, lead to merging elements of a mosque as minaret, porch, yard and dome in a way that recreated totally new spaces. The project related to the environment through the variety of climate in each season, and different view angels and transparency depending on environmental and interior light.
Architecture Company: CAAT Architecture Studio Location: Dezashib, Tehran, Iran Client: Mosque Board of Trustees Architects: Mahdi Kamboozia, Rasha Kiani Assistant Architect: Hamidreza Salek 3D Rendering: Mohamad Ashkbarsefat Photography: Mahdi Hosseini Area: 559.23 Sqm Year: 2013