Pasargad Headquarter Bank
Shortlisted in the Future Projects Category, 2A Asia Architecture Awards, Istanbul
1st Place winner, Pasargad Bank Headquarters Competitio, Tehran-Iran
This building is located on a 2,835.88 sq m property, which is the result of the accumulation of 4 different lots between 2 Streets. This project with 20 is an extension to the existing 10 stories building. The main idea for design is to create a modern social landmark in the city in great harmony with the existing building. Tehran with its high population and high density is suffering from a lack of investment in open public spaces. A large open Plaza with a public café and bank central branch at street level is designed to connect the building to the surrounding neighborhood, making this building an important component of the district. This plaza creates a place for informal gatherings and social interaction at different hours. The design of the building is inspired by architectural elements of the ancient Pasargad palace such as gardens, porches, and Columns to show the glory and dignity of Pasargad Bank. For this purpose, garden terraces, double-height columns, and porches were used in different parts of the building. Another urban design aspect of this project is to create green terraces on different levels, especially from the south elevation. These terraces besides providing building occupants the opportunity to relax in a pleasant environment, offer enjoyable views to low-rise neighbors. The upper levels belong to the administration which is designed as modular open offices. Administrative levels are divided into three different zones: Management, employee, and the transitional zone which hosts a public space for relaxation, social interaction, staff training, meetings and etc. Sustainable Design – Using green spaces inside and outside the building. – Considering double skin façade for controlling natural light and energy consumption. – Create a central core to have air circulation and reduce temperature.