Iranian architects Massoud Afsarmanesh and Ali Afsarmanesh received first prize for their proposal for the AIM International Competition in Beijing, China. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Metaphor A myth is coming to protect the space; she is light, transparent, attractive and covering all.
Concept A glass cover is to have all new spaces inside and is placed on old spaces and function with it. The cover is not a mass; it is glittering in sky and attracts whole neighboring.
Process of design There are some entries as stations, leads to the ramps as circulation and access to space over, the levels are like corridors around with big voids inside up to the cover. Large columns covering structure, the installation and lifts to different levels. Glass cover at last is glittering in sky specially seen from the air by planes and has a variety of facades in changing by sunlight radiations. The cover also has an overhang on the pedestrian’s area which is glass and would show inside of the space especially at night.