Tagh Bostan's Masjed-Alnabi

Unit 3 , No.5 , Khayyam st , Passing Fereshteh ave , Valiasr ave
Tehran, Iran,
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Tagh Bostan's Masjed-Alnabi

Masjedonabi is located in the ancient site of Tagh Bostan. The importance of this historical site, not only refers to its antiquity from the third decade A.C but also enhances because of establishing this monument in the list of the international heritage of Unesco. In previous organizing plan of this complex which was done by Atek consultants, placement of Masjedonabi was considered in between the Daneshju Boulevard and Gharesou River in the south-west. Based on this plan the lot is on the between the access from north-west to south-east.  In the west and east adjacent lots there’s a hotel and green space.

In the first step of the design, we should create a form which is compatible with the historical monument. The necessary factors to design this structure are physical conservation, creating a harmonic skyline with the context, visual appropriateness and pure geometry to emphasize the historical monument. The simple but powerful form of a cube can achieve the aforesaid specifications while coming across the different functional and environmental goals in the area. Cube is a pure and freestanding form of spiritual architecture. In another hand, the architecture in the cold and dry environment should contain condensed structure. So the height and open spaces which make the cold air leading to the building is not economically affordable and practical, thus the dense form can be optimized for the design.

The outcomes from analyzing the different aspects of a project, make the design form envelope and influenced by the direction of Qibla and earth lines which were two main affective parameters from the spiritual and historical aspect. The first place includes a rectangle retrieved from the past mosque’s geometry in direction of Qibla. In the Old Iranian architecture due to the lack of the construction abilities, the surfaces transform into the form through the linear configuration.

  • Category

    • Religious
  • Client

    • Kermanshah Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization
  • Location

    • Kermanshah, Iran
  • Area

    • 1800   M2
  • Design Team

    • Designer:
    • Reza Mafakher
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    • Design Associates:
    • Soheila Ebrahimi
    • Ali Farahi
    • Foruzan Vahdati
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    • Presentation:
    • Mohammad Aminian
    • Tina Rokni
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    • Modeling:
    • Mohsen Tajik
    • Amir Pour Moghadam
    • Reza Amerian
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