LOCATION: north-west corner of north Kargar and Keshavarz avenue junction, Tehran
CLIENT: ARCO.c.f.z Co
PROJECT AREA: 12750
STATUS: Instead of an ordinary entrance, a huge hole has been considered inside the building volume. This entrance hole is a negative space that is in the city‘s possession. The users would be aware of the things happening inside the building subtly. This is an urban void inside the building. It should be attractive and efficient. Some approaches should be considered to achieve these goals. On one hand, an underpass connects this city void to the subway station. On the other hand, one of the restaurant stories is located in the upper level of commercial units and all of the stories are connected to one another through escalators. Administrative units are cubic volumes located in the upper levels surrounding by green spaces in each level. These volumes are turning towards “Laleh park” like the eyes of the building looking forward the green landscapes. The main aim of creating voids and negative spaces in the building’s volume and adding them to the city spaces is destroying the borders and the walls between the city and the building so that the users feel substitution of the spaces immediately and without any hierarchy. That way, the borders between the city and the building will be omitted so that the fluidity and the commuting increases to the maximum amount and the sense of possession decreases to the lowest level.