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Competition Entry: Iran Pavilion (Expo Milan 2015) / New Wave Architecture

Competition Entry: Iran Pavilion (Expo Milan 2015) / New Wave Architecture
Competition Entry: Iran Pavilion (Expo Milan 2015) / New Wave Architecture, Courtesy of New Wave Architecture
Courtesy of New Wave Architecture

New Wave Architecture's proposal (one of eight) for the 2015 Milan Expo demonstrates an essence of Iran brought together in a series of organic forms. The expo's theme, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, is encapsulated the designer's exploration of the trace of cookery in culture, literature and Iranian art. The conceptual idea behind New Wave's proposal, The Persian Garden, reflects the cycle of a tree: the organism is fed by the soil, grows and blossoms, before nourishing people and spreading throughout the earth "to asset its support."

According to the architects, "the tree offers a pleasant space on its shadow, carries natural ventilation and becomes a rain shelter in the rainy days of Milan." "Iran’s pavilion should be an alluring depiction of its long-time civilization, art, historical characteristics and cultural events with having close connection with agronomics, food and technology."

Courtesy of New Wave Architecture
Courtesy of New Wave Architecture

"Reminding the structure of the dome and various transition techniques in historical Persian monuments, from polygonal shapes to circular forms in the Persian architecture we impel to extract the parametric pattern of the Sheikh Lotfo-Allah dome in Isfahan seamlessly whilst interplaying with light and shade and integrating the architecture with its structure."

Plan: connection with precedent
Plan: connection with precedent

"As a consequence of the continuous arches and open areas alongside the water stream, natural ventilation is deduced throughout the pavilion. Meanwhile the rain water is re-collected, stored in a tank, filtered and distributed to the lower parts of the area for re-use, lavation etc. Solar panels are efficiently angled on the roof to receive an important amount of sunlight for providing a high percentage of energy required for the pavilion."

Courtesy of New Wave Architecture
Courtesy of New Wave Architecture
  • Architects

  • Architects

    Lida Almassian, Shahin Heidari
  • Design Associates

    Zahra Hamedani, Helaleh Alaei, Mohammad Keshavarzi, Fatemeh Dehghani, Soheila Zahedi,Golnaz Baharami, Mona Ramzi, Maryam Shokouhi, Sara Milani Nia
  • Project Year

    2015

References: Milan Expo 2015

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Competition Entry: Iran Pavilion (Expo Milan 2015) / New Wave Architecture" 07 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/455579/competition-entry-iran-pavilion-expo-milan-2015-new-wave-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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