Designing the entrance of Pars Steel Factory
The Praised Architectural Design | Sabzevar | 2022
In addressing the design query, we found the entrance to be a duality of the joint and the edge. Therefore, we decided to transform the headland from a separating wall into a dynamic joint space by expanding the edge from the border to the gradient, so that the entrance will be a desirable part of the bio-industrial cycle of the factory while responding layer by layer to the expected functions. In the course of form design, endeavors were made to present the design discussion in a contemporary manner by superposition the familiar paradigm of metal industries (tube module) while simultaneously extracting inspiration from a similar archetype found in the historical architecture of Sabzevar, namely the Khosrogerd Minaret, recognized as an iconic and memorable architectural monument. While experiencing being in a fluid and borderless space, establish a more meaningful connection with the architectural context of the area. The use of a common module, commonly referred to as Peymoun in Iranian architecture, between form and space made it possible for the spirit of Iranian industry and technology, and architecture to be present in the space of the project in addition to responding appropriately in determining the micro-spaces. On the other hand, this issue brought more possibilities for expansion and adaptability to the future needs of the collection.
The project's inquiries were organized into six distinct categories, functional, cultural-historical, climatic, economic and engineering, environmental graphics and visual identity, creativity and innovation. In the subsequent phase, a detailed examination of each constituent was conducted in an attempt to provide comprehensive responses to inquiries regarding both form and content.
In the external zone, by dividing the area of service providers and service receivers, the northern side was designated as the staff area while the southern side was assigned as the client area. In the middle part, we found inspiration in the prevailing architectural conventions of desert environments. We considered a middle courtyard by removing the structure of the central courtyard so that the audience enters this courtyard first. Employees and clients have three choices after entering this section. On the west side of the yard, they can use the waiting room of employees, the waiting room of clients, and their joint, which is the buffet, security and arrangements. On the east side of the yard, there is a taxi station, driver's rest area, and restrooms. Furthermore, a designated pause area has been constructed within this section, which can have the function of resting or waiting.
Following this, we defined the micro spaces by determining a responsive modulus. The use of metal material (profiles and light suspended plates) and the modularity of the design, while coordinating with architectural goals, also help in the direction of the economy (optimization and reduction of material waste) and the speed of project construction (industrialization and prefabrication).
Location: Sabzevar, Khorasan-e-razavi
Client: University of Tehran alumni association as the leader of the design competition for Pars Sabzevar Steel Factory
Design Team: Shahab Ahmadi, Iman Hedayati, Ali Ahmadi
Graphics Design: Hasht Studio
Area: 5000 square meters
Date: February 2022