Architects: ARAD – Bahram Kalantari, Kourosh Dabbagh
Location: Tehran, Iran
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 glass view.