Paykar Bonyan Panel Factory / ARAD (Architectural Research And Design)

Architects: ARAD – Bahram Kalantari, Kourosh Dabbagh
Location: Tehran,
Design Team: Majid Pazhuhi, Niloofar Niksar
Technical Team: Anoushiravan Kharrazi, Mehdi Holakouie, Mona haddadi
Project Manager: Eskandar Hadjizadeh
Structural consultant: Behrang Baniadam (Afarinesh consulting co.)
Site Area: 10,500 sqm
Constructed Area: 4,200 sqm
Project year: 2006
Photographer: Kamran Adl, Ali Daghigh

The project: is a factory that contains a prefabricated building system production plant plus an office & ancillary building.

Site: The site location is an industrial city for non-pollution factories, 35 kilometer away from Tehran/ Iran.

The Client Goal: is to change the traditional construction system to an industrial building system which can fulfill the enormous demand of construction in Iran. The client, therefore, wanted the factory to be indicative of this goal in terms of architectural quality in industrial building system with no resemblance to traditional factories in Iran.

The program: is a 3700 sqm production plant with a 350 sqm mezzanine for settlement of technical management team and 500 sqm for technical office and showrooms and mechanical room that must be close to and with a good access to the production plant. There is also a 500 sqm management building with a VIP suit and receptions that is connected to the main bldg with a bridge.

The ancillary building with 200 sqm area is in a separate building in the site.

Building Morphology: These types of buildings always possess some characteristics such as large span, modular structure and homogeneous space.

Architectural Concept: (everything happens @ once) Architect’s approach towards designing a distinctive building is to bear in mind the above-mentioned characteristics.

As regards this project, not only the characteristic aspects have been regarded but also we have been able to get the maximum use of a kind of architecture which provides for all quantitative and qualitative architectural demands.

Geometry of space: (The geometry can make us either murderers or lovers)The emphasis was to apply a simple geometry of space to be able to meet all the prospects foreseen in the project such as the program and the required connectivity and moreover be able to create a new atmosphere which makes turn a globe either in section or in plan as well as the project façade ( interior and exterior) into a homogeneous object.

The building is located North-South lengthwise and the main administration building which overlooks Alborz mountain has a uniform view.

Cite: "Paykar Bonyan Panel Factory / ARAD (Architectural Research And Design)" 14 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <>


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    Nice proportion! I like street Facade. I just wonder how they delt with the waterproofing issue where the two different roof slopes connect… water has a funny way of getting into joints like that. But then again…it’s Iran! How much rain can there be!

    All & all… Very nice building for a factory!

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    Modern architects have been far to uninterested in industrial architecture. There should be more people working on factories like this.

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    Salam, I agree the Industrial revelution in Iran has taken shape and from designs such as Pykar panel factory, we are hopful for environmentally aware, non-pollution factories.

    Parviz Nikniai
    Project Architect
    QMS Deign Group
    949 413 3713

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    I either don’t know what they want to do with water proofing problem, in spite of strong raining specially in Tehran. IT IS NOT AN ARABIAN COUNTRY! have you ever heard any thing about dizin ski resort or tochal?

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