Mixed Use Gateway Project
for Landmark City Centre Development
Organised as an open international competition by United Colours of Benetton, the brief was to design a landmark building in the centre of Tehran for a new retail store with offices and apartments above. The corner site is located on a major route through the capital and provides an opportunity for the development to link one district to another.
The concept takes inspiration from traditional Iranian architecture by using a central courtyard as an oasis from the bustling city. The cladding design provides a modern interpretation of decorative ceramic tiles seen in the city’s market bazaars. A dedicated pedestrian route runs through the centre of the site creating a shaded open air retail street with office bridge links above.
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