Avaj’s Martyrs Memorial
Best Project of Public Building or Facility
About the project
Our design, besides considering the main subject of the project, which is “the commemoration of martyrdom, generosity, and Pahlevani”, it has been tried to preserve and revive the indigenous patterns and original Iranian architecture spirit, in a modern framework.
Hence, there are two pivotal design strategies:
— Considering symbolism aspects, like inspired by the architecture of the Zorkhane space and its concepts, creating suspense in the space under the dome to instill a sense of spirituality, or the presence of a cedar (a symbol of resistance) and determining the axis of water (a symbol of holiness and purity). Moreover, respecting the environmental condition. For example, according to thermal capacity of soil, penetration into the depth of the soil provides human thermal comfort in the cold and hot seasons of the year without depending on HVAC.
— Creation of a dynamic and flexible urban space to organize and establish collective events in a different time and environment conditions.
Avaj, Qazvin Province, Iran
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Applicant and authors of the project
Amirreza Dargi is an architect and researcher, especially in landscape architecture and climatic aspects of architectural designs and quality of environment. He graduated as Master of Science in Architecture engineering from Qazvin Islamic Azad University with first ranked and he is a member of Iran's National Elites Foundation. Also, He teaches principles of architecture design and vernacular architecture in Iranian art schools.
Design team leader: Amirreza Dargi
Design team: Farnoosh Reyhani, Seyed Erfan Masoumzadeh, Seyed Amin Mosavat, Shademan Mohammadtaherkhani
3D asset management: Seyed Amin Mosavat