By Saba khayami- Amirfazel ghahramanpur
Atisaz Residential complex started in 1976 in an area of 131000 m2 in north of Tehran, now the complex is one of the largest complexes in Tehran with 23 blocks and 2290 residential units and it is one of the most beautiful Persian contemporary architectures with its beautiful green spaces.
Atisaz towers which is known as one of the symbols of Tehran and considered as a sign of modernity and urbanization has been selected for this expansion competition.
Iran Traditional architecture is an invaluable architecture and we tried to use its internal concepts in our design. The Mogharnas concept has been used for this purpose. The competition title is The city above The city, in fact we have sky above city, and the second city have to do something with the sky, mogharnas is a seven store component in persian traditional architecture decoration which is used as an allegory of seven sky toward the heaven. Added stores in the design approach the sky with mogharnas shape and form second city above the sky.
The Existing buildings and the extension looks like columns and column’s headers in the Alighapoo’s second floor porch as well as in other valuable persian architecture.
As mentioned in competition’s¬¬ description the tallest trees in the world grow to forty storeys tall. Entrants are asked to utilize the inherent strength of wood fiber in building’s expansion. Apparently we used the form of forest’s trees; in fact the structural design is inspired by trunk’s splits, stems and foliage which are reminiscent of the leaves crown and pores that can be seen from the bottom.
We consider any time hosing increase in this design, in a way that cubic modules are empty slots which are just frame structure and could be used any time by adding leno wall panels.
In this design we have farms with different features on the roof to reduce air pollution, increase the visual qualities, create interaction between residents, and satisfy minor needs for each block in a world that population grows every day and we needs lands for food production.