Conceptual Competition of Cinema & Architecture

Conductor: Mirmiran Architectural Institute

Type: Competition

Year: January 2014

Design Team: Ashkan Qashqai, Samaneh Motaghipishe, Pouya Ranjbar

Jury Members: Nader Ardalan, Iraj Etesam, Darab Diba, Ali Akbar Saremi, Faryar Javaherian, Hamid Mirmiran, Abbas Kiarostami.

Design Philosophy

“There is nothing more imaginary than reality”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The major concern of the present project is the junction between architecture and cinema in meaningful layers of the space between reality and fancy. Also, motion is the keyword of designing here. This project endeavors to link the actual motion of a real architectural necessity to the moving imaginary image of cinema, displaying a cinematic experience from a practical architectural environment. It tries to fade the border between reality and fancy using the elevators space and then expose people to cinema for a moment. Briefly let go of the reality and try some fancy.