Conductor: Mirmiran Architectural Institute
Grade: 2nd Place
Year: December 2015
Design Team: Ashkan Qashqai, Samaneh Motaghipishe, Pouya Ranjbar
Graphic Designer: Rouhollah Ghaderi
Jury Members: Nader Ardalan, Iraj Etesam, Darab Diba, Ali Akbar Saremi, Seyed Alireza Ghahari, Faryar Javaherian, Hamid Mirmiran, Abbas Kiarostami.
"The desire to reach for the sky runs deep in our human psyche."
With today’s weight of cities on the landscape, we tend to lose our original relationship with nature. The cities are getting larger and higher as the population increases and our connection to natural landscape is disappearing. The typical skyscraper offered the chance to have a small footprint in order to have more free horizontal space, but at the end, if we built a lot of them we will end up with the same unsustainable model. Today there is a constant race between large metropolises and nations to build the tallest structure, but it has been proven that this typology is sometimes not desirable for medium-size cities where skyscraper destroy the nature and skyline of the cities. Urban planners and architects have been trying to recreate nature in cities. Instead of trying to force nature into the city, we should adapt the city to nature.
2nd Place, 10th Mirmiran Architecture Award, Tehran/ Iran, 2015.