Designing in Teheran
International Competition . Benetton
The ambiguity that gives the landscape, the sound of
the stones of the mountain, the melting of the ice, the sound of the breeze, the light, the vegetation. They are present in each part of the spirit of the building.
It is not to build in the mountain but building with the mountain, as if a mountain fragment came rolling from the hillside, in direction of the city, just as the meaning in Persian of Teheran – going downwards.
Located in the limit of the city of Teheran, corner of Salmak st. with Vali Asr Ave., the proposal seeks to emphasize the connection/relation of the building with the mountain and with the green park of the city. The building accompanies the topography and the morphology of the city – gradually developing downhill, organizing the place and the urban composition, architectural and landscape. The form and the position of the building correspond to the form and orientation of the site, creating an open and tranquil urban facade, dialoguing and establishing a reference in the landscape.
The building takes position in the place emphasizing the values of the landscape, as if it resulted of the cracks that the water originates when sliding for the mountain, in the search of flows and provoking emptiness; creating openings, light entrances and circulations that alter the perception of the spaces in their qualities. The kindness of the group emphasized through these mechanisms.
The public space is characterized by two main elements that make the transition of the public external space, to the public space that the building gives origin. Either in the form of a green central patio, distributing for vertical accesses and commercial areas. Either in the form of an stepped entrance that allows the communication among several multi-uses platforms, letting us discover he landscape throughout them, and the main entrance of the offices.
The simplicity of the spaces. A building of open and permeable spaces that frame the panoramic landscape and the sun, allowing a functional multiplicity, namely of the office spaces through the possibility of the private communication among different levels.
To improve the comfort of our days taking advantage of the natural and local resources, from the use of local origin materials, to the use of the water in the covering, together with a ventilated facade that protects from the weather conditions and improves the climatic and energy behaviour of the building.
The expression of the spaces and exaltation of the senses, where everything is related with the landscape (conformed or for drawn), seeking a magic connection with the nature. Always with an abstraction attitude, that is an exaltation of the essential to intensify the knowledge.
Pursuing an awakening of positive emotions of timeless values.