Hitra Office Building

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Considering the mutual effect of the building and the city, increasing the interaction of the building and the city was our vision for the Hitra Commercial Office Building, located at the intersection of two main streets of Tehran, by redefining the regulations.
Regarding the regulation of not exceeding 60% of occupation of the land In Tehran, a central light well to provide light to the central units is mandatory. Therefore, in reevaluating the morphology of this project we relocated the central void to the facade to form a plaza letting people interact with the commercial zones through the welcoming entrance connecting to the northern entrance of the building, as an alley within the building.
Following the regulation of 40% glass usage to other materials on the facade, an integrated double-skin façade was created with the inner continuous glass and outer porous skin by brick and torques metal frames, forming modules that enable bigger and various sizes of openings on the façade.

Velenjak, Tehan, Iran

Project implementation year

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Applicant and authors of the project
Hooba Design, established in 2007 with the aim of developing projects in harmony with the cultural and geographical characteristics of the site so that each project forms a new platform for research and investigation. This office has focused on various topics such as light, color, relation between architecture and the city, building materials, development of spatial diagrams in the Persian architecture, etc.
Architect: Hooman Balazadeh
Project Architect: Elham Seyfiazad

Other participants
Client: Mr. Mohsen Rahim Zadeh
Design Team: Elham Seyfiazad, Parima Jahangard, Mona Razavi, Saeed Farshbaf
3D Illustrations: Mona Razavi, Saeed Farshbaf, Khashayar Abdolhamidi, Mostafa Dadashpour
Presentation: Mandana Tanbakooei, Shayan Arabshahi, Marjan Naraghi
Animation: Matin Rostami
Physical Model: Mehran Alinezhad
Phase2: Babak Nasirabadi, Fatemeh Dehghani
Structure Design: Mr. Mohammad Reza Rahim Zadeh