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Gandom Office Building / Olgooco

Gandom Office Building / Olgooco

© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh + 33

  • Architects: Olgooco
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 8000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019
  • Photographs Photographs: Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Comma system, Laminam, Matbakh Ara, Mazinoor, Paadiran, Sepa, Tabriz Tile, Venus glass
  • Architect In Charge: Mehran Khoshroo
  • Design Team: Niloofar Esmaeili, Reyhane Miraftab, Samin mostafaei, Rojin Davoodian, Nastaran Namvar/
  • Client: Zar Macaron
  • Mechanical: Ali Ghanizade, Ali Piltan
  • Civil Engineering: Andishe-khak-sazeh
  • Supervisor: Olgoo Office
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© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Text description provided by the architects. A pasta manufacturing company had purchased an under-construction building for its headquarter which comprised seven office floors and a commercial story. Based on new physical planning, they came to us for the design of this building while its steel structure was in the final stage. 

© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
First floor plan
First floor plan
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

First, we visited the factory. It was a stupendous cycle of various activities driven by wheat. The movement of wheat in gigantic grain depots left a residue containing bran and wheat crumbs which were used as waste in the chipboard industry. Utilizing this remnant was heeded as a fundamental and symbolic bond between pasta manufacturing industry and the headquarter in the forming process of the project. An appropriate base was prepared for the germination and growth of wheat seeds by adding the waste to the interior walls’ plaster (the combination of clay and gypsum). The process continued until the plaster was wet and generates an organic texture in all interior surfaces. In this way, the track of wheat remained on the physical body of the project as an organic plaster forever.

© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

The diagram of office space - The planning of the new building consisted of some general sections including management, offices of high-level managers, teamwork halls, and conference rooms which were placed on the floors from top to down. It was suggested to the client to dedicate the commercial space existing in the previous building license, to a multi-functional cultural space so that the ground floor could be in a connection with the city.

© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
Diagram
Diagram
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

In order to create a sense of integrity among different uses, the public space of each section including secretary, waiting, and the connecting corridor was linked to others. The private spaces were located around that open space. Therefore, the diagram of office space was transformed in a way that the sense of attendance in a vast horizontal surface was merged with single management in a vertical order. As an immutable principle, the main network of the structure was used as the context which was covered with ceramic tiles in the exterior and with the organic plaster in the interior. To control the sunlight in the southern and western faces of the building, a semitransparent shell was used on the main network in which there is a metaphor of wheat stalks on it in the form of ceramic printed glass.

© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

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Address: Sheykh Bahayi St & Danesh Doust St, District 3, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran

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Cite: "Gandom Office Building / Olgooco" 11 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933554/gandom-office-building-mehran-khoshroo-olgooco/> ISSN 0719-8884

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