Panah Pavilion

Best Art in Outdoor Public Space

About the project
Panah» is a chance, albeit a short one, in the hustle and bustle of the city to keep its users in cease. A journey from the outside to the inside with the point of looking at oneself and an opportunity to imagine in the refraction of water and mirrors.
The project site was located in Mashhad, Iran, facing the shrine of Imam Reza and in the middle of an active urban node, where is a lively day and night life, due to the presence of pilgrims and passers-by.
we first looked for a concept that is both a metaphorical aspect of the project's matter and a common language between the mental meaning and the objective space. Hence, we found the word «PANAH» (shelter), which seemed to be able to create a common perception between different generations of users.
In the design process, we used a four-centered arch structure as the first and most important model of pavilion in Iranian architecture called “Kushk” and redefined it in the form of a pavilion in its original meaning (urban Kushk).

The open area in front of the Imam Reza holy shrine, Andarzgoo St, Ab Square, Imam Reza St, Mashhad, Iran

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Applicant and authors of the project
Hasht Architects.
The main activity of the Hasht Architects can be considered as designing, executing, and supervising architectural projects. Hasht has always put the discovery of the great principles of Iranian architecture and its application with a new approach and in harmony with today's society at the top of its programs. and by using new technologies in the field of design and construction is always trying to take a step towards creating sustainable, desirable and harmonious spaces with the today's life.
Design Team: Shahab Ahmadi, Iman Hedayati, Ali Ahmadi, Niloufar Mohammadzadeh

Other participants
Structure: Alireza Miri Tayefehfard, Saeid Fotouhi
Construction Team: Shahab Ahmadi, Amir Zarif, Ali Ahmadi
Photo Credits: Deed Studio


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