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NIGC Headquarters Tehran

Based on the historic image of Saltanat-Abad tower, the NIGC headquarter will play an iconic role in the sky-line of the north-eastern region of the capital. The NIGC complex will function as the most important focal points of the master plan Saltanat–Abad historic garden. The new NIGC complex will grow around a unique new landmark tower in Tehran. An architectural landmark that will be visible from a long distance. It will be the protagonist of a larger settlement of buildings and open spaces that will contribute to create a new urban and green environment for the city.

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View from Lavizan Park

Location

Tehran, Iran

Client

NIGC, Kurit Omran Ariana & Badband JV

Year

2018 - 2019

Site Area

57,870 m²

Project Area

387,996 m²

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Ownership

2xm Studio S.R.L.S

Moataz Faissal Farid (Partner), Saloumeh Behboud (Partner)

Local Partner

Bavand Consultants

Consultants

Mobility: MIC Mobility In Chain

Engineering: F&M Ingegneria

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Services

3d Printing: Stamperie 3D

Animation: Orwell

Services

Schematic Design:

Masterplan, Urban Design, Architectural Design, Landscape Design

Program

Office, Hospitality, Cultural, Exhibition,
Convention Center, Religious, Recreational, Restaurant, Medical, Mixed Use, Parking

Status

Competition

Award

Finalist (4th Place)

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The site of the project is Pasdaran District, North East of Tehran. Traditionally military, since mid-19th century Pasdaran has been the home of cavalry, imperial guards and their families but is gradually becoming one of the most expensive districts of Tehran. Historically the greenest district in the city, it has recently experienced strong changes in population, commerce and subsequently, Architecture. The gentrification that has happened in the last decades has seen a great accretion of immigrant population, a strong displacement of high-income population, diminishing traditional small commerce and enforced its new luxury character.

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Based on the historic image of Saltanat-Abad tower, the NIGC headquarter will play an iconic role in the sky-line of the north-eastern region of the capital. The NIGC complex together with Pasdaran civic center, planned to be established on the 06 site, will function as the most important focal points of the master plan Saltanat–Abad historic garden. The new NIGC complex will grow around a unique new landmark tower in Tehran. An architectural landmark that will be visible from a long distance. It will be the protagonist of a larger settlement of buildings and open spaces that will contribute to create a new urban and green environment for the city.

The Axial Highly Symmetrical and Ceremonial organization of Saltanat-Abad Master Plan is rooted in design principles of Persian Historic Garden, e.g. Bagh-e-Shazdeh in Mahan and Bagh-e-Fin in Kashan. NIGC complex covers an area of 6.9 hectares at mid-eastern part of the historic Garden, along Sayad Shirazi Highway. Pasdaran Civic Center 15 planned to cover a 50 hectare site at the southern part of Saltanat-Abad Garden, accommodating a wide range of socio-cultural and recreational activities together with office buildings around two Plazas. Western part of Historic Garden 15 mainly planned to house Cultural activities’. High-tech businesses and startups will form major function of the northern part of the Master Plan.

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The NIGC Tower facade geometry is designed based on inspirations from architecture details in Iranian masterpieces and notable buildings. The idea is to use these geometries with a contemporary interpretation; which is in the NIGC tower case the climatic adaptation and the overall improvement of the thermal performance of the building.

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The central office building of the National Iranian Gas Company, a 200 meters 40 stories tower including: offices and its supportive areas such as meeting rooms, conference halls, technical and operational spaces, management restaurant and buffets, libraries and training centers, and etc.

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OGEC Convention Hall

This center is going to be used for exhibitions, conferences, conventions, gatherings and gas exporting countries annual meetings. The capacity of this center would at least be 2,400 people.

Gas museum

The gas industry museum will Illustrae the process of achieving, refining and the way gas transmission, it will also Tutor the visitors through virtual reality and same time experience. This museum will host 200 visitors per hour.

Gas world trade center

One of its aim is to attract and facilitate business with local and international activists and firms of oil and gas. With this combination and consideration to the projects scale and using this synergy, at least 100-120 office for related companies.

Temporary hospitality for crisis

 

For civil passive defence requirement, Crisis Management center of National Iranian Gas Company will be constructed.

 

Sport Center

This facility contains indoor and outdoor activities. GYM, aerobic, body building, 2 multi- purpose halls and indoor activities.

Parking

This complex needs 4,800 parking spots. 10% of that should be for disabled people.

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CREDITS

 

2xm Studio

Moataz Faissal Farid (Team Leader - Urban Planning Design), Saloumeh Behboud (Senior Architect - Interior Design), Maryam Dilmaghani (Architect), Emiliano Berni (Architect - 3D Modeler), Marco Bernardini (Senior Architect - Architectural Design), Giovanni Nardi (Landscape Architect), Cecilia Ricci (Landscape Architect)

Bavand Consultants
Hosein Sheikh Zeinodin (Senior Architect - Architecture Head), Farrokh Zonouzi (Senior Urban Designer), Mehdi Karimi (Structure Head), Martin Minasian (Senior MEP Engineer), Shahabedin Kermanshahi (Senior Engineer - Taffic), Mohamadreza Alavi (Socio-Economic Studies Head)

MIC Mobility In Chain
Federico Cassani Senior (Partner), Giuseppe Vallelonga (Senior Consultant), Alessandro Bruscaglioni (Consultant)

 

F&M Ingegneria
Alessandro Bonaventura (Partner In Charge), Rade Batinica (F&M Tender Coordinator), Nico Marchiori (Head of Structural Design Department), Alessandro Niero (Civil Engineer), Mauro Baessato (MEP Engineer), Roberto Zuccon (MEP Engineer)